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October News

The next meeting of The Sisterhood Book Club is set for October 20th at 1:00 PM. Most likely the meeting will be on Zoom; we will follow the guidance of the synagogue's policy. 

The Club had a spirited discussion at Barbara's home of Elana Dykewomon's historical novel, Beyond the Pale. At the meeting, we welcomed Naomi Sapir and Susan Turner to the group. Other Sisterhood members are welcome to join us-- contact

to get on the email list. 

Our next selection will be Tobie Nathan's novel of life in 20th-century Jewish Cairo, "A Land Like You."  The book has been positively reviewed in Tikkun and other publications. A copy of the book has been purchased for the synagogue library and is now in circulation.  

September News

Beginning Friday, September 10th

Friday services will be held at 7:00 pm each week. 

August News

The Adult Education Committee met with Rabbi Bender in August to review the responses to the congregation survey and to begin to plan future class offerings.

Over 50 members of the congregation responded to the request for input. About half of those have participated in Adult Ed programs in the past.

Overall, the interest in programs vary from one-time sessions to multiple sessions, held once or twice a month. The afternoons are a popular time and lunch-and-learns once a month were a popular suggestion.  In-person and online classes are both desired by the respondents.

Finally, the survey showed that the majority of the congregants would like basic level classes. However, the Committee did recognize that some congregants would like a deeper level of learning as well.

Rabbi Bender will use this input to develop programing for the Fall and next year. Stay tuned for some exciting offerings, and feel free to share additional thoughts with the Rabbi or the Committee – Ruth Smith, Joelle Serot, and Naomi Sapir.

In terms of program topics, this chart shows the interest levels.

Ruth Ravitz Smith

Seems like we could all use a little Sunshine in our lives right now. Much of the news on the TV & radio is distressing and COVID has reared its ugly head again - just as we were feeling more comfortable leaving our homes.

Sunshine Meals, aka The Sunshine Team, tries to bring some of the warmth of the sun to those who are ill or struggling with other difficulties. COVID has isolated some of our members, and we especially want to reach out to them.

Are you in need of some Sunshine? Do you know someone else in our congregation who has such a need? Please let me know so we can confidentially help.

If you are not in need but wish to be part of what The Sunshine Team does, we’d love to have your help.

Michelle Bannon

Chair, The Sunshine Team

Sun, September 26 2021 20 Tishrei 5782