As we enter the month of April, we are celebrating a few
milestones in our Congregation. This is the beginning of
our 4th year of operations. It is also the month that we celebrate
our Exodus from Egypt and the beginning of our 40-
year journey. It also is one of our favorite Holidays of the
year and the importance of sharing that with the younger
generations of our family.
It is a miracle that we are still here after the last two
years of the pandemic and the significant loss of interest in
Judaism by people in general. Over the last two years we
have lost many members, some to age and others to the
virus and yet others to empathy. But it is nothing short of
a miracle that we are going into our 4th Passover at PPJC.
This month marks the milestone of the 4th year of success
as a Congregation. I am proud that I was one of many
people who worked to accomplish our goal of bringing the
secular Jewish community in Century Village and
Pembroke Pines in general together.
As we continue to work on government support and
grants we will keep you advised. This has been a physical,
physiological and financially challenging two years. There
seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel, but we must
remain diligent. In THIS MONTH’S NEWSLETTER our
President’s message asks us to support the Synagogue in
I am asking that you look into your hearts and ask what
you can do for our Congregation. We need to try and find
legacy beneficiaries to name the Chapel, buy a seat in the
Sanctuary or even buy some of the plots that the
Congregation owns. I ask you to do what you can to help
us keep our presence in the Village alive. This is your
Congregation, there are no owners just members, so it is
up to the membership to help us continue to push forward.
Remember, if we did nothing four years ago we would
not have a place to go for either Sabbath or the High
Holidays, so as our parents before us did, we must now do
our part to keep our Congregation going.
A Zisan Peasch to all.
Jesse, Carol and Mary