Religious : : Religious Committee Report

It is August and that means we are now preparing for the High Holy Day season. In fact, the first observance of the High Holy Day season is Selichot, which is on Saturday evening, September 1.

This is going to be a very special evening because it will also be an Evening of Recognition. As a way of thanking all our Torah adopters, we are recognizing them as they change the mantles of the Torah they adopted from the year-round blue to the High Holy Day white. The evening will begin with a Hors d’oeuvres reception at 7:30 pm followed by our program of recognition at 8:00 pm. Our adopters will also participate in our Selichot service. As always our service will be followed by a dessert social hour. We invite everyone to join us for this special evening. If you need transporta- tion please let us know so we can arrange a ride for you. We are so grateful to all those who responded to our efforts to make all our Torah scrolls kosher. We thank you for making Adopt-a-Torah a success.

We are working on the High Holy Day honors. If you have not yet filled out and returned our High Holy Day question- naire, please do so ASAP. They are due to the office August 1. We use your responses to our surveys to distribute all the High Holy Day honors. If you want an honor, you must return this form. Our goal is to give everyone who wants a High Holy Day honor the one they want at the time they want it. While that is not always possible, we do our best to fulfil everyone’s request. We thank you in advance for your help and cooperation. If you have any questions please contact one of us. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Remember the High Holy Days are just around the corner.

Sandy Shapiro and Arnold Miller, Co-Chairs