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Vice President's Message February 2021

Well, here we are in the beginning for January and writing our article for February. It is unbelievable that we have had to deal with this pandemic for more than a year. I am not going to lie to you, we thought this would have been over before the end of the year, but it is here with a vengeance and frankly the only good news is that there seems to be a vaccine to battle this virus.

We are hoping we can get vaccinated against the virus and that we can hopefully we can get back to normal. While this year has been both unique and dangerous, we have done our best to keep all of our members informed and safe. We have been incredibly lucky in that most of our members have survived the year.

Unlike many businesses we will survive the virus, but the big question will we survive our membership! It is tough to keep you engaged and we need our membership to keep our business running. So, let me be direct we need you to stop and decide if you want to have secular Judaism in Pembroke Pines. Our leadership is frustrated, tired and just all out depressed about the lack of cooperation we have been fighting for during the past 4 years.

That’s right we are coming into our second year, but it took us two years to complete the merger. The work has been enormous, and the stress has been very significant as well. Now it’s up to you to decide if we are going to keep the Synagogue open or are, we going to allow our House of Worship to fail.

We the Executives that you have chosen to have done our jobs, we have gotten us to where we are. Now we need you to make the commitment to us and frankly it requires MONEY. We cannot make it without a commitment from YOU. In case you cannot tell life in lockdown has been a little stressful for all and especially our board and executives.

Look this is the time when we need to have FAITH and without it, we don’t have anything. We are some of the younger members of the Congregation and we realize that this Congregation is part of our FAITH!! So please if you have any faith look into your wallets and dig as deep as you can.

I know we can make this work, so on behalf of Carol, Mary, and myself we wish you a Happy New Year.

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