June 1, 2021 was a big day for us…Yes, almost 40 people met LIVE in the party room at the temple. We were all vaccinated and seated apart from one another. All the feedback we’ve received has been positive. Everyone was so happy to return to the “new normal.” We were especially pleased to have Selma Karp back with us and feeling much better. We gave her a round of applause.
Our speaker was Josh Raskin, owner and President of the new Village Medical Center, located in the former Village Reform Congregation building near the Club House. Josh explained all the services the Center will provide and the insurance plans they take. They hope to have finished all the permitting and approvals from the city by July. (For details about the Center, see the article by Rebecca Reinstein in the July COOPPA.)
By the time this article appears we may have served our last drive-by meal for a while with a good crowd signing up for the joint Men’s Club and Sisterhood annual Mother’s Day-Father’s Day Shabbat dinner. We’re hoping to begin in-person meals in the fall.
We revived another tradition at our June meeting, the “Angels.” Phyllis Chaney, joined by Flo Brown, did the honors. Phyllis reports, “The Temple is blessed to have so many ‘angels’ to help support us in so many ways.” Here are June’s angels and their tributes:
Ann Feldman in honor of her birthday.
Dennie Deringer in honor of her grandsons.
Mary Dobrinsky in honor of her grandsons Jacob and Mason.
Sandi Rutner celebrating her granddaughter graduating from U.F.
Geri Rachlin has a new grandson, Grahem.
Evelyn Miliam celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of her granddaughter Elaina.
Gilda Sacks honoring the marriage of Jennifer and David.
Anita Pappas in honor of her grandchild.
Phyllis Chaney so happy to have the temple open again.
Thank all of you for your donations.
Everyone is invited to join us on July 6, (10:30) for a unique experience. Liable Ben Moshe, founding member of the Baal T’Shuva Boogie Band will perform exciting music ranging from country, folk, blues, and rock to chazonos. If this doesn’t set your feet a tappin,’ I don’t know what will. Bring your vaccination card and be ready to enjoy this terrific show sponsored by Adam Geller Entertainment.
The Gift Shop will be open before the Sisterhood meeting and Friday nights at 6:30 before services. Come see the lasts creations. Mary and Barbara Fischer will be there or call for an appointment, 954-815-0848. Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card.
Co-Presidents Selma Karp, Rebecca Reinstein, Sandi Rutner