Food & Drink

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

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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
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Rabbi Tilman digs deep to serve. Credits: John Mooney
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Carrie Jaffe Credits: John Mooney
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The rabbi waits on customers. Credits: John Mooney
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Rabbi Tilman and Zach Fleishman Credits: John Mooney
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Kids love ice cream. Credits: John Mooney
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Brandon Watterson of Rocko's Ice Cream gives Rabbi Tilman a quick lesson in ice cream business operations. Credits: John Mooney
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Adam Jaffe Credits: John Mooney
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Rabbi Howard Tilman finally gets to try an ice cream (Cookie Monster) at the end of his shift. Credits: John Mooney
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The rabbi's wife, Naomi Tilman, with young Micah, who was born in July. Credits: John Mooney
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Members of Congregation Beth Israel meet the rabbi and mark the beginning of a new school year. Credits: John Mooney
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Big smiles at Rocko's Credits: John Mooney
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Ice cream and video games -- what could be better? Credits: John Mooney
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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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