When Ronnie Berman took a new job in Lancaster several years ago, his family remained in Baltimore while he stayed here during the week.
One of the first people to make him feel welcome in the Garden Spot?
A man Berman has now known for some 40 years, the same man who Berman calls his rabbi and spiritual teacher.
It’s the same man who Alberta Graham, caretaker of Lancaster Township’s Degel Israel Congregation, said models his teaching in his own life, someone “who will do just about anything for you.
“He and his wife are the same way,” she added.
They’re talking about Rabbi Shaya Sackett, a former teacher who for 22 years has guided his Jewish congregation just west of Lancaster.