Religious : : Religious Committee Report

We have finished our celebration of Chanukah. It was a joyous time of partying with latkes and sufganiot and playing dreidel. We hope you enjoyed celebrating with your Temple Judea family. We did. Thank you to all those who came to help light our outdoor Chanukiah, nine- branched candelabra, so all who passed by our building could see our proud Chanukah lights.

We look forward to the secular year 2018. We welcome the new year with a new happening. It is the Sisterhood Shabbat on Saturday, January 20. On that morning we will be led by our women who will chant the service, lead us in prayer and give the D’var Torah. We hope you will come to support all our women as they join with Sisterhoods around the world in taking part in Women’s League for Conservative Judaism Shabbat. Our ladies have studied, worked hard and rehearsed in preparation for this special Shabbat. Join us to enjoy a catered lunch in celebration after the service. Contact the office to make your paid reservation for this wonder- ful lunch and meaningful day.

Tu BiShevat, the Jewish Arbor Day, is on January 31 this year. Look for more information about our observance of this holiday later.

We want to remind you and encourage you to join us at our all weekly services. Friday night Shabbat services are at 7:30 pm and Saturday morning Shabbat services are at 9:30 am. Our Weekly morning Minyan services are on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:00 am. Please come. You will enjoy our services and be doing a mitzvah. Sometimes you may be the one who will complete the Minyan of 10! We look forward to seeing you.

Sandy Shapiro and Arnold Miller, Co-Chairs