My heart aches. Many hearts ache. This summer we lost a dear friend whose untimely death touched us in ways we can’t forget. The now truly “historic” downtown Congregation Beth Shalom was blessed to have had John de Lemos as a longtime employee.
Almost 20 years ago, the late Irving Taylor suggested Beth Shalom hire John to look after the property – a sophisticated way of saying John was hired to be the custodian or the janitor, depending on how you want to put it. For those who know how the story finishes, it is astonishingly funny to think of John as a guy who mopped the floors. [Read more…]