on Sunday, 28 February 2016.
This Fall has certainly been better that last Fall for Temple Israel. We are on the mend. No crises on the horizon. The financial news is good. We are not out of the woods yet; but our deficit has been reduced significantly and I am optimistic that with a few more generous donations and receipt of some outstanding dues, we will be close to where we need to be. We have had some delightful Friday evening services with enthusiastic participation from students in our Religious School. Last time I had to explain to them what kvelling meant (Rabbi had to help me). I told the children we were all kvelling from their recitation of the prayers, lighting of the Sabbath candles, and general participation in the service. I hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to worship along side our future members. This will only happen on select Friday evenings. You will be kvelling too. As you are reading this, Chanukah will have passed. I hope you were able to join us at the Gourmet Latke event and/or Share the Warmth, adding these Temple events to your personal celebrations. I would encourage you to participate in the new Shabbat Shiur program on Shabbat when there is no Torah study. We have enjoyed studying together and participating in Havdalah. I hope you will plan to join us in worship, study, or community events in the coming months. Looking forward to seeing you. Bonnie