President's Message - September 2021

Following the CDC’s warning and the extreme outbreak of the variants, we need to repeat our rules for meeting safely and intelligently. Here are the rules which have been established and will be enforced while we continue to meet 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 meet safely, each person will have to have his/her vaccination cards readily available, wear our masks 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 observe the Holidays and special events with each other.

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 need 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), Rebecca Reinstein (Sisterhood)(305-606-9312) or Steve Reinstein (Men’s Club)(305-502-7755).

We wish to announce that we are now reimplementing a special project. 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. We will bring back our Bingo night on August 26 at 6:00 P.M. for those who enjoy taking a chance. On Saturday night, August 28, we will have our Selichot service to get us ready for the High Holidays. On September 6, we will have a Rosh Hashanah Dinner and on September 16, we will have a Break the Fast meal.

Be sure to check the schedule of services for the Holidays and join with us to observe them together. Share these events with your PPJC family and look forward to Thanksgiving, Chanukah and other celebrations to be held during the coming year. Watch our Newsletter for future activities.

We are bringing back two activities that were put on hold for the past few years. Classes in reading Hebrew and discussing the meaning of some of the prayers will begin immediately after the Holidays. Also, we are reviving a choir to sing during services. If you are interested in either of these, please call the Office (954-437-7969) any weekday morning between 9:30 A.M. and 12:00 Noon.

Do you like the flowers that adorn our Bimah every weekend? We have flowers ordered through the month of October . 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.

L’Hiitraot,

Merv Levin

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