We are starting our new fiscal year this month, and we especially need your support this year with pledges and your presence! We have started our Security Grant upgrades, and this will require us to front the money for each project and wait up to 6 weeks for reimbursement. This will require some big amounts of money going out. In addition, our renter issues may take some time to be resolved, so your continuing support is very important to us.
Your presence is also important to us, as we continue to practice masking to keep each other safe, yet meet together in community for Game Nights, Sha’BarBQs, and the upcoming bar mitzvah and Open House events. We can become a closer community by sharing our stories, as we did at our Sha’BarBQ this month, and by connecting at Game Nights. We love celebrating special occasions as well, and sharing our community with potential new members.
We need some strong supporters to help us out with events. Who can sponsor our August Sha’BarBQ? You just supply the main dish, and attendees bring the side dishes and dessert. Our July event was sponsored by Nadine, and we had about 30 people attend to enjoy her lovely vegetarian main dish and all the tasty side dishes others brought. We also need some angels to help us with donations to pay for our Israeli food for the Open House, prepared by Angelic Pierce and Chris Stevenson. Can you help?
Check out the work by our Keetah Bet class in the garden on Nebraska Street! There are now plants growing in the garden, and it is coming along nicely. Mike Maginnis mowed our back yard again, but we need some help getting the play yard back in shape for the new school year. Can anyone lead that project? If we can get a crew together, it will go fast! I’m facing hip surgery soon, and I’m not going to be able to do as much yardwork this fall. I need help. Yes, we need your pledges and donations, but if some of you can give donations of your time, we end up spending less on routine maintenance and can spend it on more meaningful things. Can anyone sign up for this?
When you get that letter from your synagogue in the mail, I hope you think about the value of your Jewish community, and that you continue to share your pledge and your presence with us for the next year.