Membership : : President's Message

Monthly Message from Temple Co-Presidents Dolores Cohen and Jean Janowsky

It is hard for me to believe that Jean and I are in the last half of our two-year Presidency already. The entire experience has been rewarding because of your cooperation in every way possible to maintain Temple Judea socially and financially.

Our 2018-2019 fiscal year begins on July 1st. Those of you who attended our May Congregational meeting learned that we had another good year. We are very thankful for your support, personally and financially. Your Finance Committee works tirelessly making certain that we carefully handle the funds at hand. However, please know that it could not be accomplished without Rabbi Linson, who watches expenditures very carefully. And, of course, your Board of Directors who are dedicated to making your experiences fulfilling and meaningful. I cannot forget our wonderful Rebbetzin, Sima, who is available in every capacity in the office to give us assistance; plan our special holiday dinners and personal celebrations; and even prepares our weekly Shabbat Kiddush luncheons herself. Saturday services are a bonus of friendship and lunch. Try it! You’ll like it!

We have made some very exciting progress with our Adopt-A- Torah program. We are blessed with dedicated members who have “Adopted a Torah” and are covering the entire initial repairs necessary for specific Torahs. Other members are now donating toward the continued yearly upkeep in our new Torah Maintenance Fund. What is a Synagogue without kosher Torahs? Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued dedication and generosity.

Please note that we are having a special service on Friday night, July 27th, with the dedication of Memorial Plaques. Invite your family and friends to join us at 6:30pm to begin with a Wine and Cheese social occasion; followed by the dedication, services and a lavish sweet table prepared by our volunteer Temple Bakers. If you neglected to order your memorial plaques prior to this event, we can order them by July 6th, to be affixed by Rosh Hashanah- Yom Kippur Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah begins this year – on September 9th, which requires orders in a few weeks. Call the office, or me, to take care of the memorial plaques for you.

Thank you to Rabbi Linson and Cantor Chazan for a beautiful Shavuot service. Thank you also to Rebbetzin Sima for a delicious dairy lunch. It was a wonderful celebration of this special holiday.

We send Mazal Tov to Rabbi Dennis & Sima on the birth of their grandson Aviv. The proud parents are Dr. Jeremy & Stella Linson, big sister Lela, Great-Grandparents Rose & Bernie Linson, and Great Uncle/Aunt Neal & Dara Linson. We know the joy of grandchildren and we wish you much nachas from this little fella, the newest member of our tribe!

Respectfully submitted,
Dolores Cohen, Co-President