ROBERT LINDEMAN - FAITH
Robert Lindeman is devoted to his faith and stands as an active member of his synagogue, Congregation Kehillath Israel. The syngagogue is located right in the heart and center of the Coolidge Corner neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. It serves as a major cultural hub for the Jewish community of the Greater Boston area.
At the congregation, Robert Lindeman serves as a lay leader as well as a volunteer for leading Sabbath services. This roll often requires Robert to sing acappella. Lindeman also serves as "gabbai" at the congregation. A gabbai is an assistant to the rabbi. Responsibilities under this role typically include welcoming guests, answering questions, and directing traffic throughout the synagogue.
Established over 100 years ago in 1915, Congregation Kehillath Israel has a long and celebrated history in the town of Brookline. Beginning with a membership of 36 people, the congregation has grown to serve over 400 families. It remains a strong and thriving part of the Brookline community today.
In June of 2015, leaders of the congregation announced plans for an extensive renovation which is to include:
● a three story addition for a main office, preschool programs, and a new social hall
● an apartment building for seniors
● a renovated sanctuary building
● new offices for young adults to collaborate and set upstartup companies that benefit the Jewish community
● a college extension program
● offices for nonprofit organizations that benefit young adults
Robert Lindeman and the rest of the community believe these plans for expansion will help the Congregation of Kehillath Israel to grow in the future, forming partnerships with other like-minded organizations in the community and becoming an even more important center for learning and community.