When I was in my 20's, I belonged to a small congregation in Chelmsford. Over the summer, their Rabbi, who was part time like me, was on vacation. A core group of 8 to 10 people formed who believed that it was their responsibility to be there to share Shabbat and to keep the temple open for the occasional yahrzeit or guest who might be passing through. As part of that core, I loved the intimacy of the small-summer group.
As we come into summer, I hope that many of you will become part of that core that will keep Betenu as a functional venu over the summer.
Whether it is services, social events or life cycle events, showing up will help us realize: how blessed we are by virtue of the relationships that we have or that we can develop with each other!
From Karen and me, happy summer!
Joshua L. Segal
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