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Wednesday Wisdom & Wit

01/24/2024 01:45:48 PM

Jan24

Rabbi Daniel Sherman

Things change quickly here in Louisiana.  This week alone we have had a 30-40 degree shift in the weather, going from beautiful sunny skies to cloudy dreary days.  But something that doesn’t change: no matter what time of year or what the weather is like outside, there is always something good happening at Temple Sinai.

            To the New Orleans Pelicans, we say: “You’re welcome!”  Temple Sinai shows up at last night’s home game, and not only did the Pelicans win – they set a franchise record for points scored.  I say: you should invite us more often!  Go Pels!  Thank you to Jenn Daley for making our night at The Blender happen, and thank you to everyone who attended the game – we had a great time.

            There’s lots happening at Temple this week.  This evening Sisterhood is hosting a “Salad and King Cake Tasting” at 6:00pm here at Temple.  Come for the vegetables and stay for the treats.  Tomorrow evening our Brotherhood is hosting a meeting and making plans for the rest of the year and future.  I hope that everyone will consider joining and supporting these two important arms of the congregation.

            Speaking of supporting Temple Sinai, I hope that everyone has this year’s Annual Gala on your calendars for Sunday, March 3.  It will be a wonderful event at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park and will feature Cantor Garfein’s one-woman show: “Cantorful!”  Tomorrow is the deadline for sponsorships and to be included in the printed invitation.

            This Friday evening, please join us for Shabbat B’Shir – our Sabbath in Song.  This special musical service will feature additional musicians and instruments and lots of wonderful music: including beloved melodies and some new tunes, as well.  Our Shabbat Shalom Nosh will begin at 6:00pm in the auditorium, following by Shabbat B’Shir in the sanctuary.

            Finally, this evening marks the beginning of Tu B'Shevat – the 15th day of Shevat, also known as the “birthday of the trees.”  It is a day on which we are reminded of our dependence on trees and nature, and how we have to do our part to protect and preserve our planet and environment.  So eat some fruit, plant a tree, reduce-reuse-recycle, and go green this Tu B'Shevat!

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