Thursday, February 17, 2011


Shalom Everyone,

Next week is Mid-Winter break and we are on vacation.  Have a wonderful, refreshing break.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Busy Weekend

Shalom Chaveirm,

What a busy weekend we have here at Temple.  Starting tomorrow night at 5:30 we have our monthly Family/Tot Shabbat.  It's always lots of fun and a rollicking good time for all.  So bring your tambourine or maracas and shake the night away.  And by all means, stay for the yummy dinner I am preparing.

Saturday morning our own Kitah Vav/6th Grade is leading Shabbat morning worship.  The class families provide a lunch after the service to which everyone is welcome.  Families with younger children especially may want to attend as the Rabbi & I will be talking about Bar/Bat Mitzvah requirements.  I hope all of you can make it.

Saturday night we have the next in our Aleinu series:  Temple member and award-winning author, Tanya Lee Stone, will be talking about her book, The Good, the Bad and the Barbie.  Evening begins at 6:00 at the home of Cheryl & Len Rubin.  Once you RSVP, you will receive the information.  It's a warm, collegial evening with Havdallah, drinks, dessert.  What could be more fun on a cold winter night?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Storm

It's the first of February and a big snow storm is predicted for tomorrow.  We may need to cancel school and all classes.  If this is the case, stay tuned.

This Friday night begins the Hebrew month of Adar, in this case, Adar 1, since to compensate for a lunar year of 354 days the calendar adds a leap month every 7 years in a 19-year cycle.  This year we celebrate Purim March 19 and Passover waaay late in April -- the 18th.  

This Shabbat we are very fortunate to have an adult Bnai Mitzvah.  Two of our wonderful members, Linda Roberts Greenblatt and David Weissberger, have been working very hard over the past few years -- taking classes in history, Judaism, literature, Torah, Hebrew and Jewish thought.  I hope you will all turn out and support these wonderful members of our Temple family.

And speaking of our Temple Family, please come to Folk Service 5:30 this Thursday when we celebrate New Member Shabbat.

See y'all there!