Our 2017 Person of Honor: Rande Aaronson

Posted on March 5, 2017

Brotherhood will honor Rande Aaronson with this year’s Person of Honor award on Sunday, June 4.

Rande has been the colorful master of ceremonies for many Person of Honor breakfasts, so this year, Rande will get a taste of his own medicine as we roast him. The Person of Honor Breakfast supports the Brotherhood Youth Scholarship Fund, which helps temple youth attend Jewish programs throughout the year.

Rande and his wife Janet have been temple members for more than 25 years, during which Rande has been an active member of our community. He has been a member of the board of trustees, member of the 50th year jubilee committee, caster of ceremonies of the jubilee dinner, Cabaret Night participant, Brotherhood president and executive board member, and has served on many other temple committees. Additionally, Rande was one of the co-founders and developers of the Brotherhood Youth Scholarship Fund, and he is also responsible for recruiting and training many past and present Brotherhood leaders.

Most recently Rande chaired the Legacy Circle, where he established and actively promoted the temple gift legacy program.

Rande has worked at David Lerner Associates as a manager and Investment Counselor for more than 30 years. Locally, Rande served on the Somerville Library board of trustees (where he met Ray Taub, who helped bring Rande and Janet to Temple Beth-El). Rande and Janet have four children, Arielle, Cole, Tess and Ethan; one grandchild, and are expecting a second grandchild very soon.

We invite our entire temple community to come out on June 4 to honor Rande and to thank him for his service to Temple Beth-El and Brotherhood. To help with the festivities, Steve Lieberman will emcee the breakfast. And with these two longtime hosts, anything can happen!

Please watch for information on how to register for the Brotherhood Person of Honor Breakfast.

 Originally published in the March-April 2017 issue of the Shofar. For more issues of the Shofar, visit the Shofar archives.