Dear TOS Family:
I hope that you’ll find a way to stay warm this winter! We have very interesting things happening this month. First, a Sofer will be here to evaluate and begin work on our Torahs on February 6 and 7. He’ll give us an estimate on all the work to be done. We will then decide how to proceed. Of course, we’ll keep you informed.
In my High Holy Day Appeal I stressed that the most important asset we have is YOU. We need your energy, expertise and time. We have a significant need this year. Bill Altman will be stepping down as Editor of the Shofar in May. Bill has done a very professional job for the last 10 years and we are immensely grateful for all that he’s done. We now need someone with computer skills to step up and take the challenge! The Shofar is an integral part of our organization, and communication would be extremely challenging without it. So, think about what you have to offer, and if this falls within your skill set – we need you! Please let me know if you are interested in finding out more.
We have some very exciting education opportunities lined up this month. On February 6 and 13 at 7 PM at the Riverbend Club House there will be a lecture series by Ron Roth on “The Art of the Shoah.” This will be a wonderful presentation and I am looking forward to it. I want to thank Karen Blickstein, Education Chair, for lining this up. If you need a gate pass to Riverbend, please contact Karen Blickstein at 843-705-9035.
The Ritual Committee will be contacting “newer” members for readings and honors for the February service. If you are called, please say “yes!”
In closing I would like to say how we communicate with each other matters a great deal to me and the Board. We all know that we will not always agree; no great surprise there. But how we communicate makes a tremendous difference. We all want to be able to express ourselves. Let’s do it in a positive way, and not in a way that is damaging to our Congregation.
I wish you a wonderful, healthy February.