2012 — Edith Einspruch
Congratulations to Edith Einspruch, recipient of the 14th annual Talmud Torah Award, honoring a congregant who has contributed significantly to the Temple by engaging thoughtfully in our adult education programs.
Edith and her husband, Norman, moved to Coral Gables from Dallas, Texas in 1977 and became members of Temple Beth Am shortly thereafter. In Dallas, they were founders of Temple Shalom, where Edith served as Trustee and Norman served as President. Their youngest son, Franklin, prepared for his Bar Mitzvah and was confirmed at Temple Beth Am Religious School. Their two older sons, Eric and Andrew, already were college students at the time of the move to Florida.
After her retirement as a physical therapist, hospital rehabilitation administrator and professor, Edith resumed her Jewish education with great vigor starting with Dr. Lenore Kipper’s Hebrew from Scratch class, which led to her becoming an adult Bat Mitzvah.
Edith currently serves the temple as a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Board, Vice President for Programming and the Library, and as founding Chairman of Members to Members.
Her community activities include the Brandeis National Committee, where she has served as Miami-Dade Co-President; Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, where she leads weekly walking tours, and Tropical Audubon Society. Edith is a highly accomplished amateur ornithologist and a less accomplished pianist.
Edith says that attending Saturday morning Torah Study in the presence of Rabbi Terry Bookman’s inspired teaching is the high point of her week and is the source of great personal enrichment.