Religious : : Religious Committee Report

We recently celebrated the festival of Shavuot, the time of the giving of our Torah. Thanks to generous members who participated in the Adopt-a-Torah program, our Torahs are in good repair and kosher. As part of this effort we have an annual visit by a Sofer who examines all our scrolls to ensure that they are repaired if necessary and remain in good condition. We are happy to report that the Sofer recently completed his visit and made all necessary repairs. Thanks again to all who have supported our Adopt-a-Torah project. You can continue to ensure that our Torahs remain kosher by contributing to the Torah Maintenance Fund. Please consider this fund when you make donations to the Temple. We thank you in advance for your help.

Please join us on Friday, July 12, for our summer Early Shabbat Service and Shabbat dinner. The service is at 5:30 pm. (Please note that there will NOT be a 7:30 pm service that evening.) At 6:30 pm a leisurely and lovely Shabbat dinner will follow the service. Those who have attended in the past have enjoyed this “family” Shabbat at Temple. Please make your paid reservation in our office. We look forward to seeing you there.

Since it is summer we have begun to plan for the High Holy Days. Although late this year (Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of September 29) the holidays require a lot of advance planning. You will soon receive our annual High Holy Day form. We hope that you will participate in our service by filling out the form in- dicating your preferred honor and return it to the Temple.

Enjoy your summer. Remember that Temple Judea does not take a summer vacation. We look forward to seeing you!

Sandy Shapiro and Arnold Miller, Co-Chairs