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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
The rabbi's wife, Naomi Tilman, with young Micah, who was born in July. Credits: John Mooney
Members of Congregation Beth Israel meet the rabbi and mark the beginning of a new school year. Credits: John Mooney
Big smiles at Rocko's Credits: John Mooney
Ice cream and video games -- what could be better? 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, who succeeds Rabbi George Nudell, who retired in July after serving as spiritual leader of the Conservative Jewish synagogue for 35 years. 

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Read TAPintoSPF's recent profile on Rabbi Tilman here.

If your organization wants to sponsor a "guest scooper" event, contact Brandon Watterson of Rocko's at (908) 322-0102.

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