We wanted to make a point of clarification to your article “After a difficult time, a minyan takes root.”
While there were some who were interested in forming a lay-led minyan at Congregation Beth El in South Orange, we had always thought it would be an integral part of Beth El, rather than a separate entity. Neither we nor our chevra of friends had ever dreamed of leaving Beth El until the events that transpired regarding Cantor Perry Fine.
Thank you for the opportunity to set the record straight.
Harriet and Mike Hessdorf