Random News, Note and Semi-Important Stuff

NOBODY’S PURR-FECT… Get it, “purr-fect”, coming from a “Kitten-plan”? Okay, okay, so it’s a very poor play on words… but it’s the thought that counts. Anyway, I always talk about our Temple Beth El family. Families love each other, but families aren’t perfect. Families also squabble or annoy each other from time to time.  If there’s ever something on your mind, whether it’s a gripe, a suggestion or simply a question or comment, PLEASE let me know.  Email me at tbepres@tbeli.org. I really would like to hear from you.

ROCK ON… For those of you who attend Shabbat services, but especially for those of you who normally don’t, I suggest you mark your calendars for Friday, April 29th. What’s so special about April 29th?  It’s the 5th Friday of the month.  So then what’s so special about the 5th Friday of the month? It’s T.G.I. S. (Thank God It’s Shabbat). If you’ve never seen that service, you don’t know what you’re missing. The TBE band is on the bimah, and they’re fronted by the Rabbi, the Cantor, and members of the choir. It’s my favorite service, and it absolutely rocks. Don’t miss it.

I DIDN’T KNOW THAT!  I bet you didn’t know that temple Board Meetings are open to all our partners. (If you knew that, you’re better than me. I only found this out last year!) Anyway, you’re more than welcome to join us each month at our meetings. They’re usually held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00. During this time of COVID-19 we’ve been holding hybrid meetings (both in-person and via Zoom). Just email me, and I’ll send you the Zoom link.

WHERE WERE YOU IN ’52?  Okay, you don’t have to answer that.  But I can tell you that in 1952, Temple Beth El was founded. And if the math they taught me at Stuyvesant is correct, that means we’re going to be celebrating our 70th Anniversary (cue the music and balloons). Look for 2022 to be a year of celebrating our big Seven-Oh.

SPRING FORWARD… Already looking forward to the spring of ’22. End of winter, flowers in bloom, days getting longer… and Temple Beth El has some major events on the calendar. Look for the Chutzpah Repertory Theater’s long-anticipated production of “Bye Bye Birdie”, followed by the 2022 Annual Temple Community Celebration. Can’t wait!