Torah in Germany ll

I enjoyed the winter issue and was particularly intrigued by Bayla Sheva Brenner’s excellent article about my nephew Rabbi Josh Spinner. Due to Josh’s valiant efforts, Torah Judaism is indeed alive in Germany. That is only true, I must add, due to the valiant efforts of his lovely wife, Joelle, who has been instrumental in creating a sense of community—Jewish community—in Berlin.

Joelle has so graciously been hosting Shabbat and yom tov meals, engagement parties, sheva berachot and more for over a decade—all while raising her own three children and being active professionally. She has served as a role model of a frum, successful Jewish woman and has influenced dozens of young women to follow in her path. Wishing our dear Joelle and Josh continued success in their sacred mission.

Miriam Liebermann
New York, New York

This article was featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Jewish Action.
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