Board of Directors
Ways & Means
Board of Directors
Nellie Blinkis Bressler
Dr. Robert Singer
Message from President Susan Baum
It’s July now and we had a very successful re-opening event on June 11, just in case you missed it. Services are happening in person and it’s great to see everyone again in the chairs. We have chosen to keep live streaming for those that can’t make it in person. We were even blessed with the B’nai Mitzvot of the Cohen twins. Now that’s not something you see every day!!
July 4th is coming up and we will celebrate our country’s independence. With so many people vaccinated, we will have had an “independence” from masks and social distancing. Traditional gatherings can again take place. Who doesn’t love the smell of something cooking on a BBQ?
While July 4th is a very joyous occasion, just 2 weeks later we come upon Tisha B’Av. A very sad and somber time of the Jewish year. And yet 6 days later is Tu B’Av, a happy day. I just became aware that this is like the Jewish Valentine’s Day. Google it and read about some of the new traditions associated with it. July is a rollercoaster of emotions in the Jewish- American world this year.
There are no secular holidays in August but this year we have a Jewish one. Selichot is August 28. That means Rosh Hashanah is not far behind. A whole new fresh year. I look forward to everyone gathering at the temple for services.
Back to summer. We are planning many programs for our Thursday Happy Hour. Even though we are in shul for shabbat, we will still use Zoom for some programs and Happy Hour. Look for more information in the Tidings and emails.
Don’t forget to send in your honey orders [$13.00 each jar]. The due date for free shipping is July 7. After that it is $5.50 a jar. It’s a nice gift and it helps the temple.
See you in person now in shul!