President’s Message

Who wants turkey? That’s probably a question that will be met with silence, right now! I hope everyone had a nice, quiet Thanksgiving, centered on what is important: family and friends. As we head into Chanukah, I would like to remind everyone to visit and shop at our TBT Sisterhood Gift
Shop. They are stocked with a wide range of holiday items, from decorations and games to beautiful
items of Judaica. The shop will be staffed every Friday night through the 20 th , from 6:30-7:00 p.m. and
Sundays through the 15 th , from 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Speaking of Chanukah, on December 6th, our kids will be presenting an original play written by Deb
Nowinski, about the holiday. Any time our youngsters are involved in something, it is special, and I’m
assured that this will be an equally entertaining event. Please join us on Friday at 6:30 for a brief service
and the play, followed by our usual pot-luck dinner. By the way-this is NOT the actual Chanukah service.
No menorahs needed! At our November meeting, the board considered a suggestion from one of you, to move service times up during Daylight Savings Time.

So, as an experiment, we will begin ALL Shabbat services at 6:30 p.m., starting this month. Let’s see how this goes. If you like it, we can do it through the spring, and revert to our 7:00 start times later. Or, we might just keep the time at 6:30 indefinitely. Let us know what you think.

On December 21 Rabbi Deborah will be starting a new book-study on “The Art of Inventing Hope:
Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel” by Howard Reich. Here is a link to the book at Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Inventing-Hope-Intimate-
Conversations/dp/1641601345/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3GAR3CNJQ2UIA&keywords=howard+reich+inventing+
hope&pldnSite=1&qid=1574874568&sprefix=Howard+Reich%2Caps%2C820&sr=8-1

Speaking of Amazon- If you have not done so already, go to AmazonSmile and link your account to TBT.
Every time you log into Amazon (with smile) and make a purchase, a portion of your purchase price will
be donated to TBT. It costs you nothing, and TBT benefits. Also, don’t forget to do the same at
ismile.com. There, you can link to hundreds of sites, all of which will make a donation back to us when
you purchase through them.

Finally, our Chanukah service will be held on December 27 th (at 6:30). Bring your menorahs to this one.
It’s always a beautiful service, as we have dozens of menorahs ablaze. Don’t forget to bring latkes,
donuts, applesauce, etc. for the oneg afterwards!

I look forward to seeing you at one or more of our December events.

Stuart