Posted on

2021 JFNH Shem Tov Award

Naomi and Mark Goldman

Naomi and Mark joined TBI in 2006. Mark joined the board that same year and Naomi followed by joining our board in 2009. Mark has served as an officer and Financial Secretary since 2009, expertly handling our member dues tracking and serving on the Finance Committee. Naomi has served on the Ritual Committee, Membership Committee, chaired the Holiday Committee, did a lot of work with our Fundraising/WeCare Committee, and is especially famous for her strudels at the Food Festival! Naomi’s Holiday Committee has put on many fun programs including Israeli dancing, wine and olive oil tastings, Purim Shpiels, art auctions, and many delicious meals in our social hall.

Naomi and Mark are originally in Washington Heights in New York City. They lived in Massachusetts for 20 years and then moved to Connecticut for 20 years, finally retiring at their second home in Alexandria on Newfound Lake. Mark worked with microwave devices for the communications industry. Naomi was a full-day Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher, starting at Hanscom Field in Lincoln MA, followed by a stint with a Solomon Schechter Day School. They have two daughters, Deborah and have 3 grandchildren ranging from 11-17, and Rebecca and 2 grandchildren, ages15 and 19.

Their dedication to Temple B’nai Israel has been exemplary and they are most deserving of this Shem Tov Award as they truly represent the best of TBI!

The award will be presented by JFNH Board Member Harry Shepler at our Shabbat service on Friday, November 19, 2021. Mazel tov to Naomi and Mark!