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Fireworks at Beit Chaverim!

07/02/2014 10:27:26 AM

Jul2

Shalom Chaverim-

It has been a week of mixed emotions. The joyful shabbat with the extended Kurtz family gave way to the horrible news from Israel. These senseless killings deeply affected the Jewish people around the world, and left us all numb, angry, and distraught.

I am very encouraged by the large turnout we had last night at the memorial service for Gilad, Naftali and Eyal, and the fact that our synagogue is here to offer solace and comfort to everyone in our community, not just our members. May we only come together in the future to celebrate life!

Now for some positive news: This week, after many, many years of hard work, we finally obtained our zoning permit to begin developing our property on Ludlow Rd, and build our new synagogue building! It has been a long time coming, and we look forward to continuing to grow together, inside and outside of the new shul. 

Our most sincere appreciation for the hard work of Alan Benjamin in completing the final phase of the permit process, to our co-presidents Louis Parks and Andrew Marcus for refusing to give up the dream, and to the board for their support.The new building committee is in formation, and we welcome everyone to get involved. Help us build the permanent home on Ludlow Rd. we can enjoy now, and leave as a legacy to our children, grandchildren and the entire community.

Big kiddush this shabbat to celebrate, sponsored by the Board of Directors- see you there!

Mazel Tov to Jean and George Sichel on the wedding of their son Jonathan to Elana Hagler, to take place Thursday night. May we continue to share in each other's s'machot!
 A new class has set sail- "Adrift in a Sea of Talmud". The class is held on Friday mornings at 10AM... on a sailboat! We sail into the Sound, and take out our volumes of Talmud (Masechet Yoma) and go to work! Some Hebrew text skills helpful, but not required.
Contact Rabbi Wall for more info
Finally- please join us for our mincha and Seudat Shlishit at 8PM on Shabbat afternoon. We have been having a wonderful time with spirited singing, a bon mot or two, a nosh, and great company as we try to keep the Shabbat from slipping away.
 Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Greg
Enjoy this preview of my new CD!
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