We are pleased to announce that we
are now open fully and are planning
many interesting and enjoyable events.
We have already celebrated Shabbat
Across America, Purim and a rummage
sale. We have ongoing classes with the
Rabbi, Pride Adami and even FIU.
Future events include a Passover Seder,
a Radio Show, a Holocaust commemoration,
a Craft Show and many more. We hope that most of
you will want to participate and share in these programs. If
you have any ideas of other programs or activities that
might be of interest to our members, please feel free to let
us know so we can evaluate them and plan for them.
Several members have asked, “What is needed in the
Synagogue? Where can we donate for special occasions?
How can we contribute to the Temple?” Following are
many of the ways in which you can answer these questions
and help us continue to provide for our members. The
flowers for each Shabbat cost $65.00 and can be sponsored
by up to three people. We are bringing back the
Oneg and Kiddush for each Shabbat at a cost of $50.00
each of which can be sponsored by up to two people at a
time. A Yahrzeit contribution can be made when you are
observing them at a recommended contribution of at least
$18.00. We have birthday, anniversary, get well or sympathy
cards which can be sent for a minimum of $5.00 each,
contributions can be made to the Rabbi’s Discretionary
Fund, donations to Tzedakah can be made by dropping
them into the box in the front lobby, a leaf can be purchased
for the Tree of Life to celebrate a wedding, birth,
anniversary or any other special celebration at a cost of
$125.00, a Memorial Plate can be purchased to be placed
on one of our memorial plaques at a cost of $200.00, a seat
in the Sanctuary can be purchased with you name on it for
$250.00, a plate can be purchased for the Holocaust Torah
in the front hall for 300.00, you can become a Booster for
$10.00 per year. There are several other ways to contribute
including participating in activities and attending programs.
You can also leave a legacy to the Synagogue which can
be discussed individually and can perpetuate your name as
long as we exist. I hope that this gives you an idea of how
to help your Temple continue to provide the services and
programs that meet your interests and enjoyment.
Passover is coming. We will have our Seder on Friday,
April 15 at 5:00 in the Synagogue. Rabbi Schonblum will
conduct the seder and it will include a Shabbat celebration.
Be sure to watch for the details and sign up as quickly as
possible. Arrangements are being made and it will be publicized
in the near future. Make sure that you get your
tables together so that no one has to be alone for the holiday.
Now is the time for you to think about our leadership and
the people who represent us. If you would like to serve on
the Board of Directors or run for an office, please let us
know ASAP. You may submit your name in writing or let
one of our board members know by the end of April so that
we can publish the list of candidates for the congregation
to consider. We will be having our general membership
meeting in May so everyone can vote for their chosen
I hope that this information has been helpful and that if
you have any questions or comments, please let me know.
Meanwhile, stay safe and healthy and we look forward to
seeing you soon and often.