On Sunday, May 31, Congregation B’nai Torah will celebrate the Chai (Life) Award Gala dinner. The recipients are Edward and Elaine Bader and Robert and Debbie Velthuizen, who are being honored for their many years of commitment and dedication to Congregation B’nai Torah and the community.
The Baders are long time residents of Trumbull, as well as long standing members of B’nai Torah. Ed has served as Vice President of House and Vice President of Ritual before becoming the President from 1976-1978. He has been extremely active in fund-raising as well as education. A retired school teacher, he continues to teach at Merkaz, the community Hebrew High School, specializing in Holocaust studies while he remains involved in B’nai Torah’s Adult Education movie programs.