Kim Krieger & Brian Tyson
Rabbi Paskind (RP): So, who’s in your family?
Kim Krieger (KK ) & Brian Tyson (BT): BeBe (14), Hazel (12), Rosalynd/Rozzi (7) and Evelyn/Evie (7). We also count Kim’s parents, Beverly & Ken Krieger, in our family!
RP: When did you join CBE?
KK: I was born into CBE in 1980. Together, we joined in 2011, when Hazel was very young. RP: Why did you join?
RP: Why did you join?
KK: Joining Beth El was obvious because it’s where I grew up. But the impetus for membership was a Beth El outreach effort at the Levitt Pavilion, where a young Joan Fanwick approached us and offered us a Beth El-branded cookie. We then connected with Sharon DeFala, who remembered that I had been her camper at the Jewish Community Center in the ‘80s. It was coming home. RP: What is your favorite holiday or event at CBE?
RP: What is your favorite holiday or event at CBE?
BT: My favorite holiday is Purim, of course. It’s just festive and fun. It’s also been interesting to watch the evolution of our congregation over the years of coming to High Holiday services.
KK: Sukkot is my favorite, especially outdoor service in the sukkah and the way the holiday involves children. I didn’t have a sukkah growing up, but now we do, and I enjoy welcoming guests. RP: What is your most memorable moment at CBE?
RP: What is your most memorable moment at CBE?
KK & BT: That’s a hard question because there are so many! We’d have to say BeBe’s Bat Mitzvah and the twins’ naming ceremony. RP: Do you have any special talents?
RP: Do you have any special talents?
KK: Yes! Brian has the most amazing sense for which color shade should be used in particular projects.
BT: And Kim can talk to anyone, of any age, about anything.
RP: What’s your favorite tradition?
KK & BT: We love Steve Stein’s Annual Appeal! RP: Anything else you’d like to share?
RP: Anything else you’d like to share?
KK: We love the effort the synagogue is making to compost food waste. In the future, we’d love to see the compost be used to support a community garden.