Rabbi Ira and his wife Linda have made Middlebury into my favorite college, despite my having gone to another, well-known New England women's college. Their warmth, involvement, concern, happiness, and kindness to many members of our family as well as our friends will never be forgotten. I'll greatly miss hearing Rabbi Ira lead the High Holiday services, but I hope he and his family will remain our friends forever.

by Rona Mendelsohn (not verified)