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Congregation Beth Israel Kicks Off School Year at Rocko's Ice Cream

Rabbi Howard Tilman was a "guest scooper" at Rocko's Ice Cream as a meet and greet with young members of Congregation Beth Israel. Credits: John Mooney
Rabbi Tilman digs deep to serve. Credits: John Mooney
Carrie Jaffe Credits: John Mooney
The rabbi waits on customers. Credits: John Mooney
Rabbi Tilman and Zach Fleishman Credits: John Mooney
Kids love ice cream. Credits: John Mooney
Brandon Watterson of Rocko's Ice Cream gives Rabbi Tilman a quick lesson in ice cream business operations. Credits: John Mooney
Adam Jaffe Credits: John Mooney
Rabbi Howard Tilman finally gets to try an ice cream (Cookie Monster) at the end of his shift. Credits: John Mooney

FANWOOD, NJ -- Rabbi Howard Tilman, of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains, was a “celebrity scooper” at Rocko’s Ice Cream in Fanwood on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

The back-to-school social was sponsored by the synagogue’s Religious School, which offers instruction for students in pre-kindergarten through high school. 

First-grader Nate Melville was excited about classes starting at Congregation Beth Israel’s Religious School after receiving an ice cream cone from the rabbi.

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