January 2016 Scroll Article

President’s Message
The secular New Year has arrived (not ours, yet ours)! Ours is celebrated in the fall. I’ve been thinking recently about the difference between secular New Year’s resolutions and the ones we make during Rosh Hashanah and I think it comes down to this: on the secular New Year we make promises to ourselves but during Rosh Hashanah our resolutions, or promises, are to G-d.

Here is the problem: no matter who we make these promises to, distractions and temptations get in our way thus dooming us to failure. But let’s not get too self-critical, the fact is that most people allow these resolutions to fall by the wayside soon after making them!

Our most popular secular resolutions include losing weight, getting organized, spending less/saving more, enjoying life to the fullest, and staying fit and healthy. Here are some suggested New Year’s Resolutions from your Sisterhood President.

1. Cheerfully volunteer when asked;
2. Pay membership dues on time;
3. Support Sisterhood events;
4. Set up and donate items for the rummage sale;
5. Hold a mini-mahjong tournament;
6. Support our gift shop; and
7. Be kind to our fellow Sisters.

Perhaps these are more in the nature of a wish list than actual resolutions. Let’s see if we can keep these more faithfully.

That being said, I WILL lose weight, get organized, spend less, exercise more and continue to enjoy life to its fullest!

Please join us Friday night, January 29, 2016, at Sisterhood Shabbat, planned by Joanne Maury and her committee. Your Sisterhood Board will provide delicious treats following the service. With February brings Sisterhood’s Annual Rummage Sale, which takes place February 14 and 15, 2016. This event takes our entire “village” to set up and work at the actual event. You work will be rewarded, though, as the money raised will benefit your sisterhood and the temple. The rummage sale committee will be calling upon you for assistance. Ralph and Lynn Oko and Harold Levy have been busy collecting all year for this event. It’s not too late to donate!

I would be interested to hear some of your New Year’s resolutions. Please write me at weltman5050@gmail.com. And, Happy New Year!!

Shelley Weltman
President, TBS Sisterhood