A woman from out of town recently attended shabbat services for the bar or bat mitzvah of the grandchild of a friend of hers.
She approached me after services and inquired about a sign she saw in our building. She recognized the names of the people for whom the kitchen is named – Sophie Goldblatt and Paul Cooper and asked about them. I confirmed for her who they were.
She was excited when she realized that she knew the family and had lost touch, as they were neighbors many years ago. I was able to put her in touch with the members who had made the donation in honor of their parents.
What a wonderful tribute to know that these people were able to reconnect after all these years. It just goes to show, you never know the impact a donation may have!
Also published on Medium.