Hello! We had a nice turnout at the Annual Meeting on May 17th. The board approved the expense of removing the large maple tree in front of the synagogue. Half of it has died and it is unsafe to simply trim that part away, so we need to remove the tree. We have a pine tree on the east side of the building to remove and some work to do on the gutters and the drainage system. In addition, we have chosen a new groundskeeping service who we anticipate will provide excellent service at a lower cost.
Summer is a time for some behind-the-scenes work at Sinai. Preparations for the High Holidays will soon be underway. Eyal Sherf who has been our cantor for the past two years will be joining us again. The honors committee will soon meet to organize the flow of services and recognize our members. The finance committee will develop a budget to present to the board for our next fiscal year which begins in August.
Last but not least, many thanks to Sarah Feldbaum, Rabbi Friedland, Nana Fromm, Larissa Hertzberg, and Steve Lotter for creating an ad-hoc Communication Committee. The plan is to send out one email weekly on Wednesday to keep you apprised of Sinai's happenings. Other important messages will still be sent out as needed. Please contact Judy Zerkle in the office if you are not receiving the weekly email. She may not have your correct address or it may have gone into your spam box. Check out Sinai's calendar by clicking here.
Mark on your calendars! We hope to see you for some of our new Friday evening services with musical instruments, the first one is June 10th for the start of our Shavuot celebration, along with another Shabbat dinner at Sinai. And wrapping up the summer, is Sinai's annual Summer Picnic on August 28th.
I'll end with a hearty mazel tov to all of Sinai's high school and co11ege graduates. Best of luck on all of your future adventures. For everyone else in the midst of life's adventures, enjoy your summer!