Dear Members of the JCO:
The Welcome Back party was a HUGE success!! Because our phone committee reached out to the entire membership, a full 2/3 of our members attended this event. It was very gratifying to see such enthusiasm among the attendees and to also see so much animated and obviously enjoyable conversations taking place. And the hors d'oeuvres and drinks were very well received and appreciated by all.
Thanks to all of the volunteers who were on the phone committee. A BIG thank you must go to the members of the Party committee - Debe Bloom, Karen Wilson, and Nina Neulight.
Now on to the next big event-------Shabbat Under the Stars at Valerie's and my home on Friday the 16th of July. The service will start at the usual 6 pm time. It will be followed by a Pot Luck. Please bring an entrée, salad or dessert. We will provide everything else. You will surely enjoy the beautiful view of the Topa Topas and the entire East End. Rabbi Lisa will be there to conduct the service.
You do not want to miss this event.
For those who are not aware, we have initiated a very special and unique program that has now been underway for the past month. It consists of small dinners in members' homes following Shabbat services that are led by Rabbi Lisa. The Rabbi will be at every one of these dinners, the purpose of which is to give her an opportunity to get to know the members on a much more personal level, and vice versa.
There is a large list of members that will be invited over the next several months to attend a dinner; I hope that, when invited, you will take advantage of this and graciously accept the invitation.
I also encourage you to attend our regular Friday evening Shabbat service. Generally, after the Oneg, a group of members go to a local restaurant. Feel free to join in the fun and friendship and come out with us after the Oneg. If you are planning to do so, send a quick email to Sheila to let her know……….email@example.com
Our Board meetings are now in person at 6:30 pm on the 2nd Monday of each month. You are welcome to attend and observe the meetings and, of course, are free to offer comments and suggestions.
P.S. Call me at 214-842-2996 if you have any thoughts you wish to share with me.
You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org