Summer is fading, earlier sunsets ensue, students and teachers head back to school. Betenu is busy preparing for the High Holidays and the start of a terrific Sunday school year. Sounds like autumn! Add some harmony to your September life! Become an active participant at Betenu- help out in the office, share a reading at Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur services, lead children’s services, become our new newsletter editor, plan to attend a few more Shabbat services, participate in out many fundraisers, join the Board at a meeting to give input as to what you want from your Temple. All of these endeavors and more are what keeps Betenu alive and well. Enlisting others to become part of our leadership team is a main goal for the upcoming year. Now is the time for you to consider a new venture at Betenu! Without the small pieces, the puzzle is not complete, and you are the small pieces. Betenu needs you to be complete!
I look forward to celebrating Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, Sept 13 at 7:30 PM and Monday, Sept 14 at 10:30 AM; Kol Nidre on Tues, Sept 22 at 7:30 PM and Yom Kippur on Wed, Sept 23 at 10:30 AM. We warmly welcome our Rabbi Emeritus Joshua Segal who will lead us throughout the Holidays and our cantorial soloist, Howard Solomon. There will be music on both eves of the holidays thanks to Dan Murphy. Thank you to the many people who join in—from our first set up to the final break down after Yom Kippur-- to make worship meaningful for our members and visitors alike. I implore you to become more involved—not just on the High Holidays but all year long; giving what you can, in time (and yes, we gladly accept money too!) to maintain Betenu, our home, our special place.To access our September calendar, click here; to access October, click here