President’s Message (November 2015)

Dear Temple Sinai Members,

I hope the new year is off to a good start this year for all of you. I know I am going to focus less on being happy this year, and more on having a good year by doing good things. We have a lot of wonderful things happening at the Temple, and I wanted to highlight some for you.

First, thank you all for generosity during this holiday season. We received great support for Foodshare and to our Temple. We have decided as a Board to have Hunger as our focus for our service initiative this year. Working with our Social Action committee, we will have many different ways our congregation can do more to combat this big issue.

Secondly, we have had two groups recently meeting at the Temple. The Jewish Genealogical Society of CT is now housed at Temple Sinai, and they meet once a month at the temple. This is a great way to learn more about your ancestry. We also had a JT Connect Program for students that taught teens about the problems of homelessness; they interviewed current or previously homeless people.

On October 9, we had our Torah Study for beginners program sponsored by our Adult Education Committee and led by Rabbi Bennett. We had a terrific gathering of 24 and an excellent discussion. Please consider going to the next one on December 19 at 9:00 a.m. On October 16, we had our Welcome Back Shabbat. It was a wonderful evening sponsored by our Membership Committee.

I am excited by all the great things happening at the Temple. Finally, I wanted to remind you we will be having our 60th Anniversary Gala on April 30. Stay tuned for more details!

Ken Lesser, Presidentnew message24