From the Presidents – September 2, 2022

Shalom Everyone! And our Religious School is off and running! We had our first class this past Sunday and it was so wonderful to see all the kids together again. As a reminder, all those who wish to join us for our Tefillah services are welcome on any Sunday 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.
At the same time this past Sunday, members of our congregation represented Temple Beth Hillel at the Jewish Heritage night at the A’s game. We had quite a turnout, especially since they were playing the Yankees. Looking at the crowds reminded us how much more we are now able to do without overly endangering our health. Just as we will soon celebrate a new year with Rosh Hashana in the next few weeks, we can celebrate new opportunities for excitement and community. And as a bonus, somehow the A’s beat the Yankees for the second game in a row! (talk about a miracle!)
Looking ahead, on September 11 Temple Beth Hillel will be hosting a booth at the Solano Stroll for the first time in several years. We would appreciate all volunteers who will sign up to come to the booth sometime that day to spread the word about our congregation to the broader community. Also, 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