Our grandparents were charter members of the Shul. Our grandmother, Wilma Kirshner, was instrumental in founding the Hungarian Burial Society, which evolved into forming the Shul and is now the Sherith Israel Cemetery.
In 1905, our grandfather, Abraham Kirshner, was the person who went to the State of Tennessee to obtain the charter for Congregation Sherith Israel. Our great-grandmother, Chana Brown, became a member of the Congregation when she moved to Nashville. Our parents, Dave and Bertha Gordon, were also long-time active members.
We too have been active members: Anne served as President of the Sisterhood and we have both been officers of the Shul. And our husbands, Henry Foyer and Bernard Schreiber (z''l) were both presidents of the Shul. Our grandchildren are now the sixth generation of our family to be part of the Shul.
We hope that many generations to follow will continue our family's tradition of leadership in Sherith Israel.BACK