TEMPLE BETH EMET

1770 W. CERRITOS AVE.

ANAHEIM, CA 92804

Phone: 714-772-4720

Fax:     714-772-4710

Email: tbeanaheimshul@gmail.com

Board of Directors

 

President

Susan Baum

Vice Presidents

Executive

Larry Buff

Secretary

Doris Jacobson

Treasurer

Barry Klatzker

Ways & Means

Jenny Levy

Facilities

Lou Abramovitz

Finance

Ruth Zakowski

Religion

David Weiss

Alan Pearlman

Parliamentarian

Barry Klatzker

 

Board of Directors

Howard Applebaum

Nellie Blinkis Bressler

Richard Cohen

Ken Levin

Jim Levy

Dr. Robert Singer

Jerry Steinberg

Eudie Steinberg

Ruth Wilkoff

Jack Zakowski

Message from President Susan Baum

As we finish the month of October with all the holidays from Rosh Hashanah to Simhat Torah, we enter November with more secular holidays. We observe Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving as Americans more so than as Jews but I want to focus on another event. Daylight Savings Time.  Here’s a fun fact I found. In 1895, an entomologist from New Zealand named George Hudson came up with the concept of daylight savings time so he could spend more time bug hunting. Congress enacted the first daylight savings law in 1918 which also defined the time zones. I didn’t realize that it has been going on for 100 years. Sunday, November 3, Daylight Savings Time will end. How does this relate to Judaism and synagogue life?

 

Shabbat begins and ends when the sun goes down so the hour change can really make a difference. I always have to consult my Women’s League calendar diary to see what time to light candles Friday night. We are an aging congregation and unfortunately many members can’t drive at night. This affects events we have in that they have to end before 5:00 in the winter time so those who need to can get home before dark. Likewise, many members can’t come to evening activities or Shabbat services for the same reason. We have a senior transportation program but some are apprehensive about using it. I want to encourage our members who do drive at night to offer to help those who don’t. I’m proud to say that this is already happening so let’s keep it up.

 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!                                                                                                     

 

Susan Baum