Presidents' Message

August 2022

Our Fellow Congregants,

We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer and taking advantage of the ability to gather with friends outdoors.

 Friday night, August 5, join us for in-person Kabbalat Shabbat services and an interesting study session with Rabbi Zucker about Tisha b’Av. On Saturday night, we will gather virtually for Tisha b’Av to hear the chanting of Eikha (the Book of Lamentations) and other traditional texts.

 On Friday, August 19, join us for a kosher deli dinner in the large pavilion on Beach 3, followed by our third Shabbat on the Beach for 2022. We’ve had great turnout at the first two Shabbatot on the Beach, including both old and new members of our community. Invite a friend to join you on the 19th (they don’t need to be members of WMT) and enjoy a fun meal and inspiring tefillah with the beautiful lake in the background.

On Sunday, August 21, WMT/OH will having an outing to Yogi Berra stadium in Montclair to watch the NJ Jackals take on the Empire State Greys. It promises to be a great afternoon of baseball and schmoozing.

 Just around the corner, on the weekend of September 10 and 11, is White Meadow Temple’s 70th Anniversary celebration. We’ve got a fabulous luncheon and two interesting speakers planned for the occasion, during which we will honor and thank three individuals that have devoted endless hours to the synagogue over the years: Joel Goldman, Shel Kirsch and Harvey Pyser. And don’t forget to order your High Holiday honey in time for Rosh Hashanah: order by September 1 for guaranteed delivery!

Details about all these events can be found elsewhere in the Bulletin, on WhiteMeadowTemple.org, or by calling the office. We look forward to seeing you there!

Co-Presidents Bernie Rosenfeld & Howard Sislin

Please feel free to reach out to us – [email protected] – to volunteer, to provide suggestions on programming and existing events.