B’nai Emunah will honor that principle on the evening of Friday, August 16, at the Synagogue. The congregation will salute the service of Didi Ralph, who has been a beloved staff member for twenty years and will soon go on to the next part of her life. Didi first came to the Synagogue in 1999, during a difficult period of dislocation. Services were held for two years at All Souls Unitarian Church, which graciously offered its facilities without charge. This arrangement was struck so that the reconstruction of B’nai Emunah could proceed without undue delay.
Meanwhile, the staff officed at the Bank of Oklahoma building at Lewis and 21st, thanks to another supportive relationship. Didi quickly took charge of the congregation’s books and walked B’nai Emunah into the age of digital bookkeeping. More than that, she has been a very public face of the Synagogue, resolving problems with speed and sensitivity, and providing a point of contact for many of B’nai Emunah’s members. Even as the congregation shifts financial gears, it wishes to pay tribute to Didi and her work. The Klay Kodesh Shabbat celebration will take place at 7:00 p.m. No reservation is needed for the service. Much joy to Didi on the many years ahead!