Mixing in the Air

Recently, at Temple Sholom we have installed faucet aerators throughout the entire building in efforts to improve sustainability. In doing so we learned a few things so we thought we’d share.

Did you know that for a few bucks you could cut water and energy costs by 50% by installing aerators in your faucets? A faucet aerator is an inexpensive, easy-to-install circular metal device with a screen that screws onto the end of the faucet. As the name implies, a faucet aerator adds air to the stream of water coming out of the faucet by breaking the water into fine droplets

Rabbi Goldberg – Reporting from the Annual Policy Conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

I first attended the Policy Conference in 1983, as a callow college student. It was very impressive, with 1500 supporters of America and Israel crowded into the Capitol Hilton.

This year, there are 15,000 attendees. AIPAC is very savvy when it comes to production values as well as management at a conference, so the large crowd is inspirational, not a cause of ceaseless inconvenience.

Temple Sholom members in attendance include Richard and Gloria Reifler, Robert Gordon, and board member and tireless AIPAC advocate, Stuart Litwin. There are over 600 rabbis and cantors here as well, from all denominations.

Yesterday we heard a moving speech by Isaac Herzog, the new head of the major opposition party in Israel and we were treated to a rousing sermon by Pastor Chris Harris of our very own Chicago’s Bright Star Church.