Posted on May 5, 2019
Our temple newsletter, the Shofar, is much more than a newsletter.In addition to announcements,life cycle events and what time we should light the Shabba tcandles, it contains a wealth of interesting articles, current events, recipes,community notices and educational materials. It is a professional quality periodical with something for everyone.
Of course, such a work of art does not just magically appear in our inbox or mailbox every few months. It take strue editorial skill to assemble the materials, get the authors (particularly the temple president) to submit their articles on time, and review and revise those articles so they can go to press.
Fortunately, we have a very adept editor, Caryn Shinske. Caryn joined the Shofar editorial team (consisting of Rhona Ferling and Amy Rubin) in 2016, volunteering her talents as a professional in the communications field. It’s a constant process; as soon as one edition goes out she begins production on the next. Caryn is always on the ball, making sure that the content and quality never waivers. And she is never without a smile and a kind word.
In addition to her work with the blue pencil, Caryn is a member of the Sisterhood board and is participating in our leadership development program. She has also lent her cooking skills to the Ladles of Love project and previously ran the temple’s game night activities. Caryn’s generosity with her time and abilities have made a positive mark at Temple Beth-El. We are pleased and proud to bestow upon Caryn Shinske the Honorable Menschen award for Spring-Summer 2019.
Originally published in the May-June 2019 issue of the Shofar. For more issues of the Shofar, visit the Shofar archives.