President’s Message – Giving Thanks

Posted by: meredith

Last week marked the opening of the men’s homeless shelter at Rodef Sholom. For the fourth year we will be providing a warm meal and safe and warm place for 40 men to sleep on Wednesday nights. Last Wednesday we had over 12 adults and 20 Rodef Sholom religious school and midrasha students serving food and entertaining our guests. Jamie Weinstein is organizing this year’s volunteers and if you are interested in getting involved, contact her at dinyolla@gmail.com.

Furthermore, in appreciation for the outstanding dedication of our clergy, Rabbi Stacy Friedman will be taking a portion of her much-deserved sabbatical beginning in early December. By mutual agreement it was decided that dividing up a 6 month sabbatical this year into 3 shorter segments would be in the best interests of the congregation. From December to mid-January, Rabbi Friedman will be taking time for renewal and rejuvenation from her position as our Senior Rabbi. In the spring of 2013 she will complete her sabbatical time. We are thankful for the leadership, spiritual guidance, and vision Rabbi Friedman brings to Rodef Sholom and are happy we can provide this opportunity to her for spiritual renewal, regeneration and recreation.

I hope you will join me in counting the many blessings we have and give thanks for the loving and caring community we have here at Rodef Sholom.

L’shalom,

Marc Press, President Board of Directors

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