Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summer is Here at Temple Israel ... finally!

Summer is here, and it's full of possibilities!

We all have high hopes - whether we are 9 or 90 years old. The sun is shining and we all hope to take full advantage of the extra light and frivolity. If you are anything like me, your calendar is already filling up with summer activities like concerts and beach trips.

Here at Temple Israel, the summer is also filled with possibilities. The possibility of trying out things you did not have time for, or energy for, during the year. So, if your kids are away at camp, or your work schedule is just a little less hectic, or you just have more hours in your day this time of year - bring a little of that freedom this way. In case you didn't know it, we have MORE people attend our Friday night services during the summer. They are usually in our courtyard (newly renovated and ready for action next week) and are lovely, musical, joyous, and lighthearted. Come and partake in the beauty. Also, there's another reason you don't want to miss Friday nights at Temple Israel. Two Community Shabbats (July 10 and August 7), the first of which will be a BBQ and our two Shabbat ShaBeaches at Five Islands Park (July 24 and  August 21) are all on Friday nights! Click here to see all the events Temple Israel has to offer!

Also, many of you have flexible Fridays in the summer. Why not try our fabulous Talmud Class which is growing every week. It takes place on Fridays from 9-10 a.m. Check the Temple calendar as there are a few weeks with no classes.

Saturday morning services are also a great opportunity to try something different in the summer. They are "come as you are", casual, shorter than during the year and no b'nei mitzvah. They are really a wonderful way to start your Saturday morning.

As we shift gears into summer, I hope to see you here more than your regular schedule allows. You will not regret it and it will make your summer even better!

Rabbi Scott Weiner
"TINR Tablet" Blogger

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