Meet the Auster Family
Harry Auster grew up in the BT community – a synagogue member since childhood and School class of 2005 alumnus. He married Michelle Engelhart from Silver Spring, Maryland in 2010; the couple have a 3-year-old son, Ethan, and recently welcomed their daughter, Emily.
When they returned to Baltimore in 2015 after six years of living in New York, “it seemed like the obvious place for us to start planting and growing our own Baltimore roots,” says Michelle. The family settled in Stevenson Village, with BT right in their backyard. But they quickly realized how much BT had to offer their whole family.
“The kids programming is second to none and there is always something fun and exciting going on,” comments Harry. “We also love spending time with family and friends and love seeing our many family members and cousins on a regular basis at BT.”
Ethan loves coming to BT all week long – for PreSchool and for shul. “Ethan asks us enthusiastically each Shabbat morning if he’s ‘going to school today?’ He looks so disappointed when we say no because it’s Shabbat, but then his face lights up when we tell him we get to go shul instead,” notes Michelle. “He just loves everything BT and is developing such a love for Judaism, which is so wonderful for us to see. We love BT and can’t wait to start creating new BT memories and experiences with Emily.”