Saturday, September 16, 2006

A Special Shabbos in the D

This week is always a special Shabbos at the Young Israel of Oak Park.

Yes, it is the week before Rosh HaShana, but more importantly, its the What F#%^$% shabbos in the old shul.

For as long as I can remember, Slichos was always at about 1 am on Saturday night. But old man Henry didn't remember it that way. He wanted Slichos at 10 pm. Maybe that's how it was at the other Young Israel that merged with our Young Israel. Truth is, I don't remember whether this old guy was one of regular old guys, or one that we got when the two shuls merged.

Either way, the President announced that Slichot that evening would be at 1 am, and old man henry, loud enough for the whole shul to hear, asked in his inimitable, profanity-laced way, why we were davening so late.

Old man Henry died a few years ago, but even though he is gone, he is always remembered in shul during the Slichot announcements.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

he was a YIG/YIOP lifer didn't come from YIOW - better yet was the Rosh Hashana he got into a shoving match/fist fight with a young hot head who was defending the Rabbi's speech about people who might wear jeans to shul on Rosh Hashana and old man Henry was outraged the Rabbi would talk about jeans as he never saw anyone wear jeans to shul on rosh hashana.

September 18, 2006 9:40 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

i don't remember him from when i was a kid, and i davened there all my life, but i do remember him as an adult.

And one day gil and i were the target of a short rant, when he got mad that one of our kids kicked his chair.

September 18, 2006 11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rabbi was Rabbi Wagner- a'h

September 19, 2006 10:36 AM  

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