B'nai Israel Communications
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From Our President
I want to take this opportunity to say a few words about Rabbi Flicker.
I first met him as we prepared for the burial of Karen's brother in 2003. I felt that he was very understanding and gave a pointed but appropriate eulogy for a man he did not know who succumbed to his addictions.
Since that time I've heard him eulogize so many others and have learned of his support for those recently bereaved and for those dealing with a loved one who is sick. We all appreciate the compassion he has shown in these times of trouble.
Albuquerque as a whole has benefited from his work as an APD chaplain and his continuation in this role will provide much needed comfort to the grieving, most of whom will not be Jewish. Nevertheless, his own Jewish faith matters little at such times; all view him as a man of G-d.
I want to thank Rabbi Flicker for his many years of service and leadership. His interfaith outreach has in many cases gone to strengthen the greater community and made Albuquerque a better place.
I look forward to his continued involvement with Congregation B'nai Israel.
Whether he chooses to continue teaching is up to him, but he has much knowledge to share and I hope he takes the opportunity to do so in the coming years.
From the Rabbi Transition Committee
We thank Rabbi Flicker for his many years of service to Albuquerque and B’nai Israel. While he is leaving our pulpit, he is not leaving our B’nai Israel community. He has requested that we not hold any special public event in his honor.
If you would like to send him a personal message to express your gratitude, he can be reached at
email@example.com through June 30.
After this date, you can leave messages at the synagogue office and we will make sure that they are forwarded to him.
The Rabbi Transition Committee