We are now embarking on a new venture.
July 1 will begin the new fiscal year
and will bring new ideas, problems and
exciting programs and activities. Our
Sisterhood and Men’s Club have already
begun planning new adventures. Our
Temple Board is planning ways to grow,
to involve our members and to make our
Synagogue more meaningful and family oriented. Now is
the time for you to get involved, to let your ideas be heard
and to make this your Temple, your home, and your social
and religious center of your Jewish life.
Please take note! Each board member is being asked to
form a committee of at least five members who will be striving
for the planning and successful achievement of activities
and goals of their respective designations. If you are
asked to serve on a committee, to participate in the services
or to work on a particular project, please don’t refuse.
Help us make this organization meaningful and pertinent to
our members and to each one of us.
You have heard me talk about our members being a family.
I mean this with all my heart. The Bible says that “We
are our brother’s keeper” and it is our responsibility to
watch over each one of us, to make sure that we are safe
and healthy and that we have whatever is necessary for us
to survive and live. Pick up the phone and call one person
each day. Make sure that he/she is okay and that you care.
This will help many of us to live a little longer and know that
we are important to someone. If you are aware of someone
being sick, in the hospital or depressed about something,
let us know so we can call them or the Rabbi can console
them. Be a “brother” or “sister” to someone who needs us.
Our name “Pembroke Pines Jewish Center” tells us our
goal and purpose of being. We should be the center of
Jewish life and social activity. First and foremost, we are
the religious leaders in this community. Secondly, we lead
our Jewish community in the social an communal activities,
and finally, we are concerned for the health and physical
being of our members. Let’s make this name mean what it
says and stands for and take the lead in our own community.