Membership : : President's Message

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

Another Passover has come and gone. I do hope yours was as Sweet as mine. Certainly, if you attended the Temple Seder with some 75 plus members and guests your holiday started on a very positive, meaningful and delicious evening. It was a “hamish” gathering for one of my favorite holidays. What could be better than to be seated elbow to elbow at the Seder Table with family and friends? And, once again, Kudos to our Rebbetzin, Sima, who successfully planned a beautiful Seder for us. And to Rabbi Linson who conducted, along with Cantor Chazan and Susan Kotses, yet another very meaningful service in which we all participated.

And for our next event… I do hope each of you will make every effort to attend our Erev Shabbat Service on May 18th. We will begin the evening with a Wine & Cheese, beginning at 6:30 PM and a very special Oneg following Services. This event will be an “Evening of Appreciation” to our Choir and our Accompanist/ Director. As you are well aware, they have enhanced our Erev Shabbat Services for many years.

Their engagement with us expires in June and our Board determined that for financial reasons, we would not renew their arrangement. We have found that our congregation’s attendance is no greater when the Choir is present than it is when they are not.

So please mark your calendar NOW for May 18th and join us in this “Evening of Appreciation” as we bid these four very talented men and women singers along with Anna Ferrara their Accompanist/Director, a fond farewell filled with good cheer and beautiful memories from our Temple Judea Congregation.

I close my message with one thought… When our Temple conducts Shabbat Services or offers an event to our congregants, if you are not there, YOUR ABSENCE SHOWS, but if you do attend I assure you, YOUR PRESENCE GLOWS and so will you.

Respectfully submitted,
Jean Janowsky Co-President