Born in Owen Sound and taken into the family business out of high school, Norman Gorbet was a an active participant in community life and a pillar of the synagogue. The windows are a testament to his love for his family and his devotion to his faith.
The Nir Tamid (eternal light) is a symbol of the joy and light Nuchum found in the synagogue over the many years he prayed here. The commandments represent the example he set for his children as he patterned his life after the teachings of the Torah. The open hearts, inverted in the top corners of each window, are a cherished reminder for
all who know Nuchum, of a life filled with love and compassion, and of a person who always answered the call of the Shofar, never hesitating to don his Tallit and pray. These two symbols of faith and devotion were a large part of Nuchum’s life, and as such, are prominent features of the windows dedicated to his memory.
He was a humble man who lived his life with honour
and great personal dignity. Truly a Mench.
— Ruth Gorbet