A Special Message from the President
I read a story this week
about a father and a son walking
along a road. On the side of the road was
a boulder, blocking
part of the road. The son asked his father, “Do
you think I can
move this boulder?” The father responded, “If
you use all of
your strength, I am sure you can move it.” The
son pushed with
every ounce of energy that he could muster,
but he still could
not move the boulder. He looked at his father
and asked, “You
Most of us like to think that we are self-sufficient and can accomplish much on our own. But we are always stronger when we think in terms larger than ourselves. Today, I am asking for all of your help.
By now, I am sure
you are aware of the celebration planned
for Rabbi Lewis’ 25th anniversary of
her ordination as a Rabbi.
Rabbi Lewis has graciously offered to direct
all profits from this
celebration to be donated to our temple to
build the handicapped
access to our temple. As president, I am
urging each and every
The first is to show your support for Rabbi Lewis by attending the Shabbaton on Friday evening and/or Saturday morning.
second is to open your checkbook and make
the largest donation that you can comfortably
you are honoring our Rabbi, teacher and
spiritual leader for the
past decade. If you have already made a
donation, look into
your heart and see if you can dig a little
deeper. There is also a
wonderful lunch being catered on Saturday
after services. If you
are planning on coming to the lunch, please
make sure that your
The third thing I would like you to do is to try and sell a few ads to your family, friends and businesses that you frequent. As a community, we normally are self-sufficient. But to do this renovation properly, we are going to need some outside funds as well. All of us have been asked to donate to many charities by our friends. This would be a time that I am asking you to ask them to return the favor.
Remember that anything we are able to raise from the outside lessens the burden on the rest of the congregation.
With all of us working hard
together, we can move boulders.