Be confident in your Judaism, and you can participate with others of all faiths in your community. Continue to pursue justice, act with compassion, be humble and trust in Hashem. Good ideas last Saturday shared by Fred Zola and Ron Nathan – now let’s take them into the larger community.
In the past year, we have taken new steps in sharing our CBI home and family with the larger community, in our 75th Anniversary celebrations, and we received some great feedback. People were interested, and really enjoyed the tours and learning more about us. Let’s continue this participation and outreach, and explore new ways to work with others in our communities.
We have an opportunity coming in August to grow our family, with the annual Open House on August 20th. Please reach out and invite someone you know with an interest in Judaism to come and check us out. We are hoping for some young families to add some numbers to our Sunday School. We also want to show off all the things we have been doing for the past year, as well as all the regular classes and activities we offer. Any ideas for new activities are welcome!
We also want to increase participation in making this event a success. We have our returning team from last year to showcase our talents, but we need help with the set-up and clean-up afterwards. Can you help, so those working during the event don’t also have to do all the clean-up?
Then the High Holy Days will be coming in mid-September, and we will be making plans for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot! Please check out our committees to find where you can help, and support our efforts to help us grow and do mitzvot that will benefit not only our CBI family, but the wider community.
Judaism, in all its varieties, teaches that mitzvot provide the basis for a Jewish life. Let it be in a more inclusive and less judgmental light.
– Cheryl Gewing