From Our President

Shalom!

 

The High Holy Days are just around the corner, and I look forward to seeing you at services and wishing you Shanah Tovah in person. Because the 3rd Friday of the month and Rosh Hashanah fall so close to one another, we will not be holding Shabbat services this month. We will, however, offer Yom Kippur and Shabbat services in October. Watch for details in your email and in next month’s Shofar. Your Ritual Committee, co-chaired by Linda Harrison and Ruth Moroknek, has been hard at work planning all these services. As well, we have scheduled our community Break-the-Fast immediately following Neilah service on Yom Kippur. We are looking forward to getting together once again for this traditional meal for the first time in 3 years! If you have not already done so, please see pg 10 of the Shofar then contact Barry Beitman at 843-707-1452 or

barry06611@gmail.com to sign up for the Break-the-Fast. 

 

On another note, I have been working with our new Membership Chair, Elaine Weinberger, to expand the role of this important committee. We are exploring new and creative ways to recruit people to become Temple members; to integrate new members into our Temple community; and to retain the interest of our longer-term members. These efforts will take a committee of dedicated people who are willing to help with different activities such as greeting visitors before services, planning membership events, making phone calls, and other tasks. Joining the Membership Committee is a great way to get involved and make new friends, while doing a mitzvah. If you’re interested in supporting this effort, contact Elaine at 404-432-5378 or weinberger.me@gmail.com.

As a reminder, the congregation counts on your willingness to actively participate in our Shabbat and holiday services by accepting Honors. These include opening the ark; carrying the Torah; reciting blessings (candle-lighting, Kiddush, and Motzi), reciting an Aliyah before the Torah reading, doing a reading in English, and more. When you receive a call from the Ritual Committee, I hope you will accept your Honor with pride.

 

Finally, I am always open to your ideas and concerns. Feel free to call or email me when something is bothering you, as well as when you are pleased with something we’re doing. The Board and I want to hear from you!

 

Karen Blickstein

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