Even though school is out, there is still a lot going on at Etz Chaim over the summer. Believe it or not, we are less than 2 months away from Rosh Hashanah. Preparations for the High Holidays are well underway. We also use the time over the summer to freshen up the inside and outside of the building in areas such as the parking lot and painting the interiors. The office staff is busily processing Membership Commitment and School Registration forms. Mazel Tov to Carol and Howard Meyer on the upcoming marriage of their son Brad to Tracy Johnson.
The rabbis have their own work to accomplish. Mazel Tov to Rabbi Andie and Jane Cosnowsky on the birth of Jared and Joseph. Rabbi Cosnowsky will be taking some time on maternity leave, but it won’t be long before the twins are showing up for Tot Shabbat. Another Mazel Tov to Rabbi Bob and Tammie Bob on the upcoming marriage of their daughter Abbey to Asaf Nagola. Rabbi Bob is participating in the second half of Chalutzim at OSRUI, playing soccer, teaching Hebrew and Jonah and not leading the songfests.
Speaking of OSRUI, there are a lot of Etz Chaim kids at OSRUI this summer. All reports are that our children are having a fantastic time, making new friends, learning some Hebrew and learning new skills.
Anne Stein is preparing for another year of Religious and Hebrew school, after returning from her sessions at OSRUI. Thanks to Anne for taking numerous pictures and posting them on the web for parents to see. Reminder to all parents… get those registration forms in to ensure that you are able to choose your preferred times for Hebrew school. First come, first served.
Lastly, our Membership Committee is planning a Prospective Member Brunch on August 15th. If you know of a Jewish family that is not already a member, please let Nikki Sigale know. We would love to be able to show off for any new prospective members.