I hope you enjoyed your Hanukkah celebrations with family and friends! Hopefully you had the opportunity to join the Havdallah and Hanukkah celebration with your White Meadow Temple family, as well as the Hanukkah menorah lighting with friends in the community. There are so many ways to get involved in the temple these days, and I hope you are taking advantage of as many of them as possible.
As we turn the calendar on another year, you can feel change is in the air. We said farewell to Juliette Klug this month and wish her the best in her new job. After so many years with White Meadow Temple, Juliette is already missed! Mindy Fast is taking on additional tasks as we look to fill Juliette’s position in the coming months, so we ask for your patience during this transition. Please check your email or call the office to make sure the Temple is open.
We are also listening to your requests and making changes to better meet your needs. For example, starting January 2, we will reinstate our weekly evening minyan from Sunday through Thursday. We’ll also start minyan at 7:30 PM to make it easier for you to attend. And we’ll hold the minyan in our newly painted Chapel. We have also changed the time of our Friday evening Shabbat services to better accommodate your needs and schedule. Starting January 12, Friday evening Shabbat services will begin at 6:45 PM.
We have made good process on upgrading our computer system and look forward to leveraging additional capabilities to improve communications. If you have computer skills and would like to get involved, please contact Jules Resnick or David Greenberg.
We have made various improvements to the kitchen and look forward to additional changes to make it even easier for our Kiddush committee and others to prepare delicious food for various occasions. The Kiddush committee just announced lower prices for Kiddush sponsorships, so we look forward to seeing more of you in temple to celebrate simchas with your White Meadow Temple family.
There are a lot of great activities to participate in this month, including Rabbi Dalin’s participation in Shabbat evening services, movie and dinner night, family bowling at Rockaway Lanes, and the Sisterhood community Shabbat dinner. Hope to see you at one or all of these events!
Howard Sislin, President
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