Wow, this summer has been so hot but it has been a beautiful one…We just celebrated our merger with the Jewish Center of Oak Hills with a very special Friday Night Service & Dinner and Saturday morning Shabbat Service. So many attended this celebratory Shabbat and our Congregation was filled with spirituality, love and friendship. Our HHBJC family has further expanded. I would personally like to take this opportunity to give a very warm welcome to our friends from the Jewish Center of Oak Hills. We are so happy to have you as part of our community and family. We are not just a Synagogue; we are a truly special & unique congregation, filled with prayer, spirituality, tradition, music, culture, friendship, devotion, family & love. Welcome to Rabbi Gary Kessler who will be serving as Associate Rabbi. Let us carry on our sacred Jewish legacy together as we pray together, sing together, learn together and share together as one. I also want to take this opportunity to thank my dear friend, our beloved Rabbi David Wise, for leading us with much love and wisdom!
Our High Holidays are upon us. Join us for our SLICHOT SERVICE on Saturday Night, September 1st at 9:00 PM as we usher in the Yamim Noarim. We will start with some noshes and then we will begin our service.
I am now planning programs for this coming year 5779…Get ready for an extension of our Yiddish Classes. Come join our unique “YIDDISH CLUB”. We will learn a bisel, laugh a bisel and nosh a bisel . We will start after the holidays. ALL ARE WELCOME! Dates to be announced soon…I am also planning our next series of our ”LEARN TO DAVEN” program.. Last year we had a great time and many of you asked for us to resume. I know how much many of you love to sing along during the services so you will have the opportunity to learn how to lead a service. This will be a special time we can share together! COME JOIN US! ALL ARE WELCOME! Dates to be announced.
I am also bringing in my friend CHARLES BERNHAUT, a well-known Jewish Radio personality, a lover of Jewish Music, an outspoken advocate for the State of Israel, and a man that is dedicated and devoted to the furtherance of Jewish Music & Culture. You probably saw him at some of our Gala concerts…He will be talking with us about the HISTORY & BEST OF JEWISH COMEDY. Look for the date which will be announced soon.
I am also planning our GALA CONCERT…Date to be announced soon.
As we approach the High Holidays and as I always do this time of year, I look forward to speaking with many of you, and while asking for your support of our Temple, I am thrilled to be able to catch-up with you and hear how you and your families are doing.
June and I would like to wish each and every one of you, and your families, A HAPPY, HEALTHY & SWEET NEW YEAR, with GOOD HEALTH & PEACE!
SHANA TOVA, GMAR CHATIMA TOVA.
See you in Shul.
Cantor Sol Zim