Membership : : President's Message

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

First, I must express my deepest thanks to YOU and YOU and YOU for your generous response to our Yom Kippur Appeal. You recognized our need and we are so grateful. Our Temple Judea family is the backbone of our existence, without which we could not exist. Each of you has made it possible for our yearly budget to continue on the healthy track it is on. As your Co-President, I speak for myself and for Dolores, our Clergy, as well as our officers and board of directors in expressing our sincerest appreciation for your continued support.

Our gratitude to our Religious Committee under the direction of Sandy Shapiro and Arnold Miller. Temple Judea welcomed the celebration of Simchat Torah and Sukkot with a lovely lunch in our Sukkah organized by Rebbetzen Sima on Sept. 29th. We also enjoyed a last-minute surprise at our Erev Shabbat Services on Sept. 28th. Our Temple welcomed Daniel Cainer, an amazing performer who shared his musical comedy tunes of tales about family and life. He was on tour from Britain and he made Temple Judea his last stop before returning to England. Daniel performed in our Sukkah and then participated in conversation with Rabbi Dennis as part of our Erev Shabbat service. We sent out last-minute mass emails and were able to get publicity in LW Village newspaper, which did receive a positive response. It proved to be an absolutely delightful addition as we welcomed Shabbat.

We do have one specific goal in which each of you can assist, which has no money involved – and that is MEMBERSHIP GROWTH. Our membership committee, under the excellent direction of Michele Dorris continues to work and plan tirelessly to promote our Temple and enroll new members. They have had success, but they want more. We have a good thing going here at Temple Judea. Our dues are, by far the lowest full-service synagogue in Orange County. We provide so much including Free Hebrew School. Our Temple offers Champaign on a Beer budget. So talk us up with your friends, family and neighbors. Invite someone to join you at a Friday night and/or a Saturday morning service. Our Membership Committee has announced the SPECIAL of our “TWO FOR ONE” Membership Offer. New members who join this year will receive their 2nd year Membership free. Become a salesperson for our high-end product, Temple Judea. Growth is our goal – please make it yours and watch us succeed.

Hope to see you in Shul! Respectfully submitted,

Jean Janowsky, Co-President