President's Message - August 2021
Now that we are ready to move forward, we need to repeat our rules for reopening safely and quickly. Following are the rules which have been established and will be enforced while we reopen fully with everyone having the opportunity to get together religiously or socially. All our members are invited to rejoin us for services and participate in the ongoing activities as they are announced.
In order to open safely, each person will have to have his/her vaccination cards readily available and maintain safe practices. No food will be served in the Temple at this time until we feel it is safe to do so. We look forward to seeing all of our Temple family as quickly as possible and hope that you are ready to come home. Bring a friend or neighbor to services, to meet our Rabbi and to be a part of a caring family. We are a friendly congregation and want to share our simchas and/or life cycle events with each other.
This is the time that bills have been sent to everyone to pay their dues for the new fiscal year. We want to remind you that the High Holidays are early this year. Erev Rosh Hashanah comes on September 6 and as in the past, seats for the holiday services are included free as part of the membership. Our fiscal year begins as of July 1 and dues needs to be paid or arrangements made before the holidays. If you have any questions, please contact Trudy Lerner in the Temple office (954-437-7969).
We wish to announce that we have a new project that we are now implementing. As you know, we have many seats in the sanctuary that were previously owned by former members of Century Pines Jewish Center who have subsequently either moved away, passed away or no longer belong to the congregation. As in the past, when a member leaves the synagogue for any reason, the seat was resold to another member who wanted to own their seat. We have decided to reinstitute this procedure and therefore, we have many seats available for purchase. The cost is the same as in the past, $250.00 per seat and may be purchased as of now. If you wish any more information or to purchase a seat, please contact Carol Furman (954-432-0574) or Eileen Cohen (954-435-5811).
We are planning many activities for the next few months. Our sisterhood and Men’s Club are joining together for some activities and will be doing others separately. We will bring back our Bingo night on August 26 at 6:00 P.M. for those who enjoy taking a chance. On September 6, we will have a Rosh Hashanah Dinner in the Temple or Drive Thru for those who prefer to wait a little longer to get together for a meal and on September 16, we will have a Break the Fast meal or Drive Thru. Be sure to share these events with your PPJC family. We look forward to Thanksgiving, Chanukah and other celebrations to be held during the coming year. Be sure to watch our Newsletter for future activities.
Our Tzedakah committee has decided to raise money for the survivors and families of those lost in the Surfside disaster. The money will be sent to the Broward County Jewish Welfare Board who will then distribute it as needed. Several agencies were checked out and it was determined that this agency will distribute the most donations to the needy rather than using it for administrative purposes. Donations may be made by dropping your contribution into the Tzedakah box in the front hall, using the donation button on our website or calling the Temple office at 954-437-7969 and giving us your credit card number. For more information, you may contact Pride Adami at 954-442-2197.
Do you like the flowers that adorn our Bimah every weekend? We have flowers ordered through August 20. If you wish to continue having them, we need your orders. No order-no flowers! They are only $65.00 and two of you can join together if you wish. Don’t let it stop now, call the office at 954-437-7969 or Merv at 954-437-0334 and order them for a special person or occasion. Let’s keep them going!
Be sure to Stay safe and Healthy.
Joel Glickman and Merv Levin