Dear Members of the JCO:
Starting in June, we had initiated a very special and unique program that consists of
small dinners in members' homes following most Shabbat services that are led by
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
So far, there have been 5 such dinners, and a 6th one is scheduled in a few weeks.
Those who attended have unanimously reported that they thoroughly enjoyed the
evening. We are working our way through the membership list. If you have not been
contacted yet and wish to be invited, please contact me.
We have also started a new Oneg event. For one Friday per month, we will all be
advised in advance where to place a food order at a restaurant. The committee will pick
up all of the orders and bring them to the Social Hall, where you will be able to enjoy
your dinner and the company. We tried this last Friday, and it was an overwhelming
On other Fridays, 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 on Thursday to let her
Finally, an ad hoc Torah study group had their initial gathering last Saturday around 10
am. A dozen enthusiastic members showed up, participated, and enjoyed the
experience, the camaraderie, and the bagels.
P.S. Call me at 214-842-2996 if you have any thoughts you wish to share with me.