Dearest Rabbi Birnholz and Donna, although I am not an official member of your congregation, over the years you have been a wonderful support to my Tannenbaum family with your kindness and good counsel during our times of grief and sadness, with your warmth and caring as we celebrated simchas at temple and of course with your friendship and leadership throughout the decades. May you both go from strength to strength as you embark on your next chapter! Congratulations! Fondly, Tina
Rabbi and Donna - thank you for an amazing 8 years! You both are such amazing people and have welcomed us warmly into the congregation. It seems like yesterday that you attended Zachary's bris, and worked with us for Lily and Zane's baby naming and bris. Lastly it was such a pleasure to attend weekly lectures and learn more about your spiritual journey together. Many many thanks for all you have done. Warm regards, Michael, Karen, Mackenzie, Zachary, Zane and Lily Greene.
Congratulations! Now the fun begins! We will always remember all the Sunday BBQ's with the temple.
You have been such an incredible leader at Schaarai Zedek, and we are grateful for your service, nurturing and love. You and Donna continue to inspire us to be caring, concerned citizens. You model what it looks like to make a contribution that matters. We love you and thank you!
-The Singer Family
Dear Rabbi, thank so much for being such an important part of our lives.
We look forward to seeing you in your new office.
Seth, Tammy, Samantha, and Alex.
Roses are reddish,
Violets are blueish,
Thank you for making it so much fun,
For us to be Jewish!!
We love you and thank you for making so many of our family milestones and celebrations so memorable and special!!
David, Susan, Howard, and Sam
Thank you for almost 7 great years at SZ! We will always remember you by our son's wonderful bris that you performed. Take care and best wishes in your future endeavors!
Rabbi and Donna,
Thank you so much for everything you have done for me, my family, and my Judaism my entire life. You have shaped my life and taught me so much about the person I wanted to be when I grew up (and am still growing into). I will forever think of you both when I hear the word "mensch", mentor and friend. Coming to temple will always remind me of all of memories in which you were a part. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Major Jennifer Sherman
Rabbi, thanks so much for everything you've done for our family and the greater Schaarai Zedek family. From everything you did for my wife and their mother, from her conversion ceremony to preparing for life without her, you were a gift to us. May you have a blessed retirement
Thank you so much for all you have done for our family over the years and always being there for us. I am so happy you were there for all the milestones in my Jewish life and others. Thank you for all you do for everyone in the synagogue. You will be greatly missed but I know you will still be around for all of us! Enjoy your retirement and love you!
Rabbi and Donna,
You will certainly be missed by ALL of my family. May you have a sweet retirement and enjoy each moment. Love from all of us!!
We just want to say how much we will miss you and how much we appreciate all that you have done for our community and congregation. We have so many wonderful memories from baby namings and brises, to pre-school and Bat Mitvahs, and soon to be confirmation. All of these great events involved you and for that....WE SAY THANKS.
We know you will enjoy your retirement and hope you and Donna get an opportunity to travel and relax for once. Wishing you all the best!
Warren, Julie, Maya, Noah and Lexi Fisher
Best wishes in your retirement! Thank you for everything that you did to make Congregation Schaarai Zedek the best!
Dear Rabbi Birnholz and Donna, Thank you so much for all the years of dedicated he4lp that you have both given to the temple. Rabbi you have always been there at pivital moments in our lives and it has been so special to us both . God bless you both and enjoy your future endeavors. With love and gratitude Claudia and Atom.
Congratulations on your retirement! We will always remember you.
We will miss you a lot! Make sure to sleep in on Sundays now.
Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Birnholz,
Thank you so much for everything you have done for our family. Good luck in your retirement!
thank-you for teaching people and being part of our Jewish family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):)
Thank you for all of the amazing years and making our wedding all those years ago. You will definitely be missed! Love to you and Donna!! Erin, Patrick, Ben and Charlotte
Dear Rabbi and Donna, Thinking of the two of you, this quote by Maya Angelou comes to mind, "When someone shows you who they are believe them." You have been welcoming, encouraging, and supportive to our family and have always shared your love and friendship with us. We appreciate all you do for us and so many others. The milestones and memories we have together are meaningful and important. We look forward to future special moments with both of you. Mazel Tov and Congratulations with love from Ron, Diane, Jonathan, Michael, and Andrew Porat
Mazel Tov on this wonderful milestone! Thank you for your years of dedication! You have left an amazing mark on this congregation and community. Enjoy the well deserved next chapter!