We Remember Our Moms:

Judy Syatt Levye:
Irene Leah Syatt was happy when her family was happy.  She was selfless, a kind spirit and you could always depend on her love, advice and support.  Our best interests were her compass.  I used to think that all mothers were like this. I couldn’t have been more wrong.  My mother was very special and we were so fortunate.
Irene was also brave.  She was held up at knifepoint in their dry cleaning store.  She handed over the money that was in the register and was unharmed.  She was proud that she didn’t give the thief the bulk of the daily money that was regularly removed from that register and hidden in back.
She also was extremely brave facing her slowly progressive muscular disease. Irene was independent, sweet, grateful and had a sharp mind til her death at 89 years old.
She was my best friend.
Susan Preis Schesnol:
My mother, Lea Kretchmar Preis, was one in a million. She was a fiercely independent woman before it was fashionable to be one. She instilled those attributes in me. She had a strong moral compass and an unbelievable work ethic. She installed those values in me also. But, she knew how to have fun. She was the life of any party. An excellent dancer with a fantastic sense of humor. She lived to be 89 and she still died too soon.
Susan Preis Schesnol
Elaine Waxman Turken:
My Mom, Mollie Turken, was the most loving and loved person I’ve ever known.
Nadine Schwartz:
I have become my mom.  “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” — Oscar Wilde
Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy: We believe in the human capacity and responsibility to create a better world. Or Adam Congregation is active and inclusive, we seek to provide the spiritual, social, emotional and intellectual needs of Jews by birth, by choice, by association and of partners who wish to retain their own religious and cultural identification. Regardless of how or if you connect with God, we concentrate on human connections, accomplishments, responsibilities and self-actualization as our community family celebrations.

We welcome all.