From the Presidents – August 26, 2022

Shalom Everyone! First of all, we wanted to extend our greatest thanks to all the volunteers who came to the Temple Clean-up last Sunday. Our volunteers helped to pick up trash, clean up the playground, washed the windows, cleared out boxes from the hallway, and restocked the storage shed. It’s so wonderful to see our Temple members performing a mitzvah for all our kids to get their classrooms and grounds ready for the new Religious School year.
We would also like to extend an invitation for all Temple members to join us for the first day of Religious School on Sunday, August 28, for our Tefillah service at 9:30 a.m. The Religious School families often only see each other and it would be nice for them to get to know other members of the Temple as well.
Looking ahead, the annual Jewish Heritage night at the Oakland coliseum will be happening this Sunday as well. It’s always fun to celebrate Jewish heritage while also watching a thrilling baseball game. Also, on September 11 Temple Beth Hillel will be hosting a booth at the Solano Stroll again. We would appreciate all volunteers who will sign up to come to booth sometime that day to spread the word about our congregation.
Last Friday was our final Shabbat service for the month of August. Rabbi Dean was traveling so Maggie graciously stepped in to help lead our service along with Cantor Marney. Once again seeing members of our congregation volunteer their time symbolizes so much about our community. Our next Shabbat service will be on Friday, September 2 (just in time for Labor Day).And as always, Torah study will be this Saturday at 10:15 a.m. You can join either in-person or on Zoom. Thanks everyone!

If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
If I am not for others, what am I?
And if not now, when? -Rabbi Hillel
~ Anna B Stein and David Zimring, Co-Presidents, Temple Beth Hillel