Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,
I’m newly-home from a few days in Texas, spent celebrating the wedding of one of my cousins (and also the general joy of sharing my son with my extended Texas clan, especially my parents, whom many of you have met at Rosh Hashanah services over the years.) It was lovely to go, and it is lovely to be back.
Some of you may have noted on your calendars that rabbinic student David Markus had been planning to co-lead this coming Shabbat’s morning service with me. Unfortunately, Reb David is not able to join us — though he will be co-leading with me on March 17, and we are both looking very forward to that! Meanwhile, this coming Shabbat will still be a special one; as a previous email noted, Bob and Barbara Bashevkin have offered to help us celebrate the 100th birthday of Hadassah by sharing some of their own stories about the organization.
I hope to see you at CBI — if not this Shabbat morning, then sometime soon!