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Our Rabbi Mark Kaiserman

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S: Temple Emanu-El of West Essex July 2004 - June 2012

FC: Our Rabbi | Mark Kaiserman

1: Your devoted Congregants & Temple family dedicate this memory book to Rabbi Mark Kaiserman of Temple Emanu-El of West Essex Livingston, New Jersey July 2004 - June 2012 Whenever you want a happy remembrance of the 8 years you led our temple, please look inside this book made just for you. You have touched our lives. We will miss you. Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends. ~Richard Bach

4: Thank you for eight wonderful years. You have been a consummate professional, brilliant rabbi, and dedicated friend. We will miss you greatly. Love, Cantor Sharon, Eytan, and Mattan

5: We enjoyed all the special memories we made together. May your journey be an exciting and fulfilling one! Hope you will keep in touch. Xo The Browers

6: Thank you so very much for the encouragement that got us to Israel. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thanks too for all the support and help you gave to us over the years. You will always be in our hearts. Karen & Dick

7: It was a great pleasure watching you grow into our spiritual leader. Hope you find a special time in your life in California. Marc and Sheila Tarabour

8: I have learned so much from you as my Rabbi and friend. I will cherish the time spent with you at movies, Israel trips, dinners, shows and just chatting. Braxton and I wish you and Quincy much love and happiness wherever you are. Hugs, love and tears Bobi

9: Our very best wishes to you as you begin another chapter in your life. We will always remember our Israel trip with you and our Temple family. Fondly, Lenore and Larry Lerner

11: ODE TO MARK M IS FOR THE “MYRIAD OF WAYS" YOU BROUGHT TO LIGHT OTHER VIEWS ON THE ISSUE; A IS FOR THE WAY THAT YOU ARTICULATED YOUR OPINION WITHOUT OFFENDING ANYONE; R IS FOR RESPECT THAT YOU EXEMPLIFIED THROUGHOUT OUR COLLEGIAL MEETINGS; K IS FOR YOUR KINETIC ENERGY THAT HAS INSPIRED US TO LEAP, SOAR, PARADE INTO THE HEARTS OF LIVINGSTONITES. It has been a privilege to have served with you in ministry. May God grant you blessing and constant peace as you minister with the gifts that have been bestowed on you. Until we meet again, God’s peace. Your Friends From The Livingston Clergy Association

12: During your years at Temple, you shared in many phases of our lives. All of us have been touched by you, your intelligence, understanding, sensitivity, and humor. We pray that life will hold happiness and fulfillment for you. We will always treasure your friendship. The Muhlfelders

13: Your creative and spiritual energy, thoughtful insight, and wisdom makes you the best rabbi ever. Your sermons are incredible! You have a terrific sense of humor and outstanding delivery connecting our faith to the everyday. Our lives are richer for having you in it. Thank you for being you! With great affection, Holli, Robert, Lindsey & Alex

14: Transitions surely have their ups and downs. If you are feeling lonely or a little weary, know that we are thinking of you, and urging you to keep putting one foot in front of the other---and isn't California lucky to be getting someone as special as you, even for a little while. PHIL & PHYLLIS

15: We're thrilled we were able to break the "Bema-barrior" & become friends! You've taken the time to develop a special bond with each member of our zany family & for that we'll always be grateful. Wishing you and Q only the best.... you deserve nothing less! Dayna, Jason, Big, Little & Boy

17: "May God bless and keep you May God's countenance shine upon you May God be ever gracious unto you May God grant you peace." With love from all of us in Shir Libeinu

18: For a very special man, friend, and rabbi. Love, Debbie and Jamie

19: We will always remember how wonderful Jacob's Bar Mitzvah was because of how special you are!! Wishing you health, happiness and love!! The Haaker Family

20: Uncle Mark, we love you so much. Way too many good moments, hard to choose our top four. Love, Saul, Liz, Jory and Zeva

21: From the very proud parents! We have been privileged to share moments with your wonderful congregation. | First Haircut Age 1 | Mark's Thumb Print Invite Israel Trip 1992 | Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth Elohim. Brooklyn NY | Baby Naming of Niece Zeva

22: 2010 | 2009

23: Best wishes to you as you move toward the next stage of your life. You have been an extraordinary teacher and we will always value highly the time we've spent with you. Your Torah Study Class 2004-2012 | 2012

24: You are a LEGENDARY rabbi and friend. We will miss your amazing sermons, the way you teach our children, “entertainment” during temple meetings, as well as non-temple things such as watching HIMYM episodes, Mother’s Day BBQs (and assorted dinners), and events you go to with the kids. Love, The Lubins

25: It has been our pleasure and good fortune to work with and learn from you these last eight years. We wish you the best of luck in all you choose to do in the future. Sue and Jerry Levine

26: As an outstanding leader and teacher, your sincerity and dedication inspired us to reach greater heights, especially in religious school, Torah study, and Purim Shpiels. Thanks for sharing with us Heather and Jennifer’s Bat Mitzvahs, Confirmations, and High School graduations. The Oscar for best Rabbi goes to ... Rabbi Kaiserman! Andy, Eileen, Heather, and Jennifer Seltzer

27: Thanks for being our teacher, spiritual leader and dear friend. When reading Shemini, maybe you’ll think of Dan’s AdarII 5765 Bar Mitzvah. When reading Beshelach maybe you’ll recall Alexa’s Tu B’Shevat 5770 Bat Mitzvah. We will forever cherish these wonderful memories. You will forever be our Rabbi. TodahRabah! Sheri, Michael, Dan & Alexa Smith

28: Thank you Rabbi Kaiserman for your devotion to Temple Emanu-El. You brought us many wonderful innovations and brought our Temple Family closer together. We will treasure many memories of the years you spent as our Rabbi. We wish you the best always, Sue, Rich, Seth, Josh and Diana Allen

29: My life has been enriched by the wonderful experiences we have shared with you at Temple Emanu-El. I cherish memories of our trips to Israel, the services you created and led, your witty insightful comments, your inspiration and caring. Much happiness and satisfaction in your new adventure. I will miss you very much. Leah Schwartz

35: "It's the moments I spend with you that build the memories which last a lifetime."

36: Shelter From The Storm

37: Family

38: You have been our leader, teacher and friend, from your important role at life cycle moments, to teaching the kids to play The Great Dalmuti! We will miss your guidance, support and inspiration. We wish you the best as you begin your new adventure! Love, David, Diane, Spencer, Harrison Katz

39: We have such wonderful memories from Greg's Confirmation 2007, Graduation 2009, and Samantha and Peyton's Baby Naming May 2011. Thank you! We will miss you and wish you all best wishes, happiness and health! Love, Debbie, Eric, Greg, Bobby Rosenson and Jenny, Michael, Samantha, and Peyton Barnhard

40: Thank you for leading such wonderful services over the years that taught us so much! The family services and your plays were our favorites. We will miss you! Best of luck to you in all that you do! The Caplan Family Allison, Jonathan & Hunter

41: Your time here has been precious, profound & fun. We will long for your candor, kindness, wit & more. Whatever roads you travel, you will find success; we wish you good health & great times along the way. We’ll miss you, Rabbi Mark! Love, Stern, Lilly, Tim & Michele Christian

42: Wishing you good luck in whatever adventures lie ahead of you! The Gilman Family

43: We wish you all the best in your future endeavors! Shalom, Carol, Marc, Jennifer, Andrew and Daniel Berger

44: We wish you all the best Rabbi! Love, Debbie, Manny, Rachel, and Alexa Korkodilos

45: You've made the last 7 years very memorable and fun at Temple Emanu-El. We wish you the best of luck in the next chapter of your life. Love, The Sakwa Family

46: L'Dor V'Dor Mazel Tov Rabbi Kaiserman as you continue your life's journey. Love, Susan & David Posner Lauren, Mark & Roxanne Posner Stacy, Jed & Hazel Goldstein

47: Rabbi, you will always be part of our family. Heidi, Rob, Zak and Val Schnapp

48: We loved having you as our Rabbi and sharing our blessed events and Mets mania with you these past few years. We wish you the very best and we look forward to your return visits. May you have a wonderful and fulfilling journey in the coming years. Linda & Eric Barr

49: We will really miss you at Temple! You have enriched our lives and been there for us in more ways than we can possibly tell. Many thanks for all the memories and the gift of your friendship. We wish you much happiness always... Love, Bonnie, Dana, Jennifer and Michael

50: You have brought joy into our entire family. From our baby namings to our bat mitzvah's, you have been a part of our lives and we will miss you. Good luck and keep in touch on Facebook. Rachel, Jessica, Terrie & Ken Lieberman

51: Good luck and we wish you the best always. The Berkowitz Family Emily, Jeff, Matt, Benjy and Tess

52: Thank you for the memories.... L'shalom, Amy and Stan Young

53: It was always a pleasure to watch you with my students, especially when we would come to your office and share special times with you. Your sermons were beautiful and inspiring, and I can't tell you how much I appreciated your support in Bill's and my undertaking last year. Rickey

54: We thank you Rabbi for your years of friendship, love and support for all of us. We wish you happiness and fulfillment in California and look forward to staying connected with you wherever life takes all of us. All our love, Samara, Philip, Suzy and Dave Spiler

55: Your teachings, you humor, your plays, your music, and most of all the way you made Judaism so accessible will be missed. The best to you in all you do! Fondly, David, Hanna, Ethan and Jordan Diamond

58: Although we are physically parting, this has not the connotation of finality, but rather one of looking toward the future while reflecting upon our common pasts. We wish you well, as you have wished for us, so many times, on so many occasions. With love, always, the Norton family

59: Wishing you all the best in warm, sunny California. Thank for you for the wonderful Bar and Bat Mitzvah services of Eric and Sarah. Fondly, Martha, Aaron, Sarah and Eric Schneider

60: Thanks for being a friend, mentor and a mensch. We're going to miss you... But we wish you all the love, happiness and good luck on your next journey! All our Best, Elisa, Mike, Chase & Mack Madorsky

61: The gifts you have given our family will forever be treasured: Two Bat-Mitzvahs,one confirmation,a graduation ceremony, a heart warming memorial service, several class trips and work opportunities for our girls. All of these brought joy, peace and happiness to our lives. Best Wishes, The Kane Family

62: You have been special to each of us. Highlights of our memories include Ethan's and Sam's Bar Mitzvahs, Ethan's Confirmation and the many Speils written and performed in with Jeff. We are grateful you made our faith engaging and accessible. Let's stay in touch on Facebook! We'll miss you. Jeff, Lynn, Ethan & Sam Sternstein

63: Some photos of us at temple for you to remember us by. We will never forget you. We will miss you but wish you happiness wherever you are, wherever you go. Love, Brandon and Amy Roberts

64: Thanks you for your years of service and dedication to the temple. We wish nothing but the best for you as you begin your next chapter. The Lesnik Family Jessica, Ken, Sam and Amanda

65: You have made some special times for our family extra-special with your warmth, humor and genuine caring. We will miss you and wish you all the best! With love, Staci, Scott, Zachary, Matthew and Jessica

66: As your life's journey continues, we wish you days filled with love, health, happiness, and the opportunity to share your passions with people who care for and about you. Your support and love for our family will always be cherished. Love, Theresa, Phil, Allison, Gayle & Roxie

67: May your future endeavors be like your bimah blessings...filled with humor, happiness, love and spontaneity. Thank you! The Melnick Family

68: Through two amazing trips to Israel, one beautiful baby naming--and more inspiring worship services, interesting classes, and challenging Torah Study sessions than we can count--you have enriched our lives and transformed our world. Thank you for all you have given us. We wish you everything good, always! Barbara and Ed Gross

69: We wish you amazing adventures on this next step of your journey. May all your dreams come true. We will miss you. With fondest wishes, Barbara & Vic Levadi

70: Thank you for your efforts with Scott's Bar Mitzvah. It was great having you as our Rabbi since we joined Temple Emanu-El. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. The Brody Family Sharon, Evan, Scott and Sean

71: You have truly touched all of our lives and you will truly be missed. Best wishes in your future endeavors. Love, The Leons

72: Thank you so much for helping make Temple Emanuel a more enjoyable and meaningful place for our family. Every service was touching and funny. We are especially grateful for your care in making sure that Sydney's Bat Mitzvah service worked for her, it was truly very special. The Beckers Amy, Jeff, Peri, Sydney and Reed

73: Thanks for always being there for our family!! Your undying dedication has not only left its "mark" on our family, but on the entire temple community as well. We were lucky to have had you in our lives, and you will be sorely missed. Best wishes for a successful and happy future in California! Alan, Alison, Zachary, Joshua, and Mikayla Berliner

74: Our guests cannot stop talking about how wonderful Samantha's bat mitzvah was-the entire experience, including you, the Cantor & the Temple. You will be greatly missed, but we wish you much success in your new temple! Beth, Dan & Sam Stearns/Schmutter

75: You will be missed. We've enjoyed your services, from Tot Shabbat to the high-holidays. We're grateful to have had you to introduce Seth to our faith. Good luck, and we hope you find what you are looking for. Sincerely, The Barish Family

76: Our family especially remembers how compassionate you were through our difficult loss. Your support and guidance meant so much to us. We were then able to share a joyful event with you. We will miss your sense of humor and your warm presence in the temple. We wish you the very best. The Seewald Family

77: You are the warmest, funniest, most approachable Rabbi and we feel lucky that you were able to celebrate Noah's Bar Mitzvah with us. Please keep in touch. You will be missed! Love, The Siegel Family Stacey, Steven, Noah, Eli & Luke P.S. DrawSomething goes over 100 now... Bring it on!!!!!

78: What a gift to have met you through family in Dallas, and again when you move to NJ - a town over from us! In addition to being a great spiritual leader, you have good taste in dogs, baseball and movies! Wishing you a wonderful journey! Love, Nancy, Gary, Ashley Rose and Zach

79: You have meant so much to us. You helped bring our family back to the faith and made us feel complete. We will always think of you. Love, Wendy, Jay, Naome and Kay

80: Mustaches, balloon animals, superheroes, Firefly, HIMYM, and hashtags... Don't let the inside jokes die! Thank you for all you’ve done for our family and Temple Emanu-El. We wish you all the best for the future! Kim, Bruce, Scott and Jason Levine

81: To the best Rabbi we've seen so far! Best of luck in California and never forget us (if that's even possible). The Corsello Family

82: We will miss... Your compassion, understanding and intuitive ability to sense what was needed to help us. Your ability to relate to our children which created an atmosphere of safety. Your sermons and messages you conveyed which still resonate. Mostly ...what you added to our lives. With Love, the Fleischer Family

83: Thank you for all you have done to help our family over the years. We will certainly never forget the wonderful Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience you provided for Rachel and Jonathan. Wishing you the best of luck in your new position. The Barouch Family Mike, Jill, Rachel, and Jonathan

84: Enjoy this next phase of your life. Wishing you the best always. Janice and Bill Fisher

85: If Herb were alive today we would both be making a toast wishing you the best of luck, good health, happiness, and success in your new venture. I think you know how much Herb respected and appreciated his relationship with you. You have been a great inspiration, friend and teacher to me and our entire community. You will be missed. I wish you everything you would wish for yourself. With great affection Bonnie Sher

87: Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors. Love, The Heir Family

88: Best Wishes on a wonderful future! We will miss you. Thank you for all you have done for our children! The Stieve Family

89: You have shared in so many of our families simchas and have been there in our times of need. You have shared special time with each member of our family. Torah Study, including Harris in Shabbat services, the RAC trips and shows and movies with both Harris and Morgan. Best of luck to you. The Engel Family

90: It is always sad to say goodbye especially to one who has done so much for Temple Emanu-El. We have been fortunate to have you leading our congregation. We say farewell and hope that the future is all that you wish for. Sandy and Tony Taylor, Larry and Lenore Lerner, Jerry and Sue Levine, Faye Koretz, Sheila Tropp, Bonnie Sher, Bob and Diane Share, Steve and Jeanne Heiber, Dave and Mary Ann Levine and Natalie Raskin

91: "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same."

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  • Title: Our Rabbi Mark Kaiserman
  • This book was created as a gift for Rabbi Mark Kaiserman of Temple Emanu-El of West Essex in celebration of his 8 years as our Rabbi.
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