Congregation B’nai Israel celebrated 13 years of Rabbi Lou Feldstein’s spiritual leadership with Havdalah, dinner, laughs, tears and a few parting gifts at the Jonesboro synagogue Saturday night, Sept. 26. Rabbi Feldstein served the south-side Reform congregation on a part-time basis while maintaining a home and, in recent years, building a consultancy on the north side of the metro area. Rabbi Rick Harkavy has moved from Washington state to the south side to lead B’nai Israel on a part-time basis but with a full-time presence in the area.

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