The Men’s Club of Congregation Or Shalom announced on its website that Harvey Remz has been chosen as the 2013 recipient of the Keeper of the Flame Award. The award will be presented at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Bridgeport on Sunday April 14.
The Keeper of the Flame Award honoree is selected from amongst those members who best contribute towards the success of the local Men’s Club with continued support over many years.
Harvey, a member of Or Shalom since its inception in 1981, was one of the founding members who joined from B’nai Shalom in Milford. He joined that synagogue in 1974 shortly after moving to Connecticut from Long Island. Harvey works on several projects throughout the year, but likes to think that running the annual Men’s Club Shabbat service as his longest and most fulfilling project.
Besides volunteering for the Men’s Club, Harvey is very active in our synagogue. He is a past president, held many other board positions, and is currently serving as Finance Chair. He is also a member of several committees including Adult Education, Leadership, Membership, and Ritual. Serving on the Ritual committee, Harvey has chaired the High Holiday Services subcommittee for many years.
Harvey truly enjoys working with others and giving of his time to important organizations. He spearheaded a Boy Scouts of America Explorer post for over 20 years called ‘Island Lab’. The post won many recognitions including Post of the Year.
Harvey lives in Shelton with his wife, Mary Jane. They have one grown child, Rachelyn, who was the last baby to be named at the Milford B’nai Shalom just prior to the merger that created Or Shalom.
Please join us at the tribute and celebration reception that will take place on Sunday April 14, 2013 in Bridgeport.
For more information please feel free to contact Barry Wasserman, Men’s Club President, or John Kelman, Chairman of the Keeper of the Flame committee.