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Wednesday Wisdom & Wit

05/10/2023 11:33:13 AM


Rabbi Daniel Sherman

What a busy time this is at Temple!  There is lots going on – and I hope you will make plans to be a part of the activity.

            This evening during Wednesday Night Live (7:00pm on Zoom) we will discuss “What’s Next on the Jewish Calendar?”  We will take a closer look at special days this month (including Lag B’Omer, Yom Yerushalayim, and the Festival of Shavuot), as well as other important days that occur over the summer.  Please join us for an enlightening conversation.

            I am looking forward to this Friday evening, May 12, when we will hold our Annual Confirmation Service at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary.  I am very proud of our Confirmation Class of 5783: Adam Kirschman, Max Klein, Jackson Mendler, Dario Miranda, Nolan Rosenfeld, and Eden Rung.  These six 10th graders have studied with me every Sunday morning as we have explored adult Judaism today.  They are ready to lead our service and to confirm their commitment to living meaningful Jewish lives.  I hope you will join me in congratulating our students and their families for reaching this milestone in their Jewish education.

            Don’t forget: next week on Tuesday, May 16, is our Annual Congregational Meeting at 7:00pm.  We will discuss the state of Temple Sinai today, elect new officers and board members, and thank our outgoing leaders.

            The following weekend we will honor and thank our beloved Cantor Joel Colman before his upcoming retirement this summer.  On Friday, May 19 we will hold a special Shabbat Evening Service at 6:00pm as we express our appreciation to Cantor Colman for all that he has meant to us over the past 24 years.  After services there will be a Congregational Shabbat Dinner.  Please plan on joining us and make your reservations today.

            The celebration continues on Sunday, May 21 with CantorColmanFest 2023!  Join us at Temple from 11:00am – 1:00pm.  There will be music, games, fun, and a Second Line honoring Cantor Colman.  There will also be a cookout lunch, along with treats and some of the Cantor’s favorites.  It will be fun for all ages.  We hope to see you as we honor and thank Cantor Colman and begin to prepare for the upcoming transition this summer.

            I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe and dry.  I look forward to seeing you this month here at Temple!

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