We tried out the new student Rabbi today. She seems to be very sweet. I have heard that she is a very good teacher and the kids like her.
Of course, it is not the same as with the old Rabbi. Our family really misses him. When we were visiting my MIL early last month, we drove from Memphis to see him and his wife. Rabbi seemed to have settled in nicely. His wife, perhaps less well. Noach is considering having his Bar Mitzvah in Hot Springs in 20 months. He prefers Arkansas to Israel. I prefer Israel but Arkansas will certainly be cheaper. There are other issues to resolve before we make a committment but Hot Springs remains high on the possible sites.