Regarding your well-written article, “Landmark Day For Flatbush Conservative Synagogue” (Dec. 19): The history of the East Midwood Jewish Center is woefully incomplete without the mention of Rabbi Harry Halperin. Rabbi Halperin was, in many ways, the catalyst who shepherded the growth of the EMJC in its “glory days.”

He was the predecessor of Rabbi Kass. I find it an inexcusable that there was no mention of Rabbi Harry Halperin and his definitive contribution to the growth, success and popularity of the EMJC prior to its current downfall.