Scouts: Calling all scouting families! We are looking for current and alumni from girl and boy scout families to sponsor a Scout Shabbat at Shearith Israel. National Scout Shabbat is February 8th. We would like to invite all synagogue scouting families to come to Shabbat that weekend in uniform. We expect other boys and girls from all over the city to join us as well. Please consider helping sponsor this Shabbat Oneg for scouts. Contact Tamar Williams at email@example.com to participate.
Shearith Israel Shelter: The Night Shelter for Homeless Women at Shearith Israel, which provides shelter, meals, and support services to 13 homeless women in Shearith Israel's basement each evening from November through March is looking for volunteers.
Sisterhood Theatre Outing: Come See "The Geller Girls" by Atlanta Playwright Janece Shaffer at The Alliance Theatre on Sunday, January 26. Pre-show Meet and Greet with Janece Shaffer begins at 1:30 pm and Showtime is at 2:30 pm. Sisterhood has reserved a block of tickets at the discounted price of $39.38. To purchase ticket, contact Celeste Mercer, Group Services Coordinator at the Alliance Theatre, at 404.733.4604. Tickets must be purchased by January 2.
Save the Date - Tager Gala: On Sunday, February 2, Shearith Israel will present a special concert honoring Judy Tager, founder of our Music Fund. The guest artist will be Dr. Benjamin Warsaw, pianist and Assistant Professor of Music at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. A pre-concert reception will be held at 3:00 p.m. Invite guests to meet Dr. Warsaw, socialize, and enjoy delicious desserts. For those who have enjoyed our concerts it is a way to thank Judy,display support for our Music Fund, and ensure ongoing musical events at Shearith Israel.If you have not attended previous concerts, this is your chance to experience the joy of music and honor those who bring this pleasure to us.Dr. Warsaw will be performing Chopin Etudes, original compositions, and Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue.
Joe Cohen Award: It's time to select a recipient for the Joe Cohen award. This award recognizes outstanding volunteer commitment to Congregation Shearith Israel. In a congregation known for its volunteerism, this recognition is especially meaningful, as it highlights the best of the best. Please send your recommendations of potential honorees to president@ShearithIsrael.com.
Attention Torah Readers: Shearith Israel needs you!!: Did you know that OUR Shearith Israel is one of few local Conservative congregations who read the full Torah reading each Shabbat? (Others read 1/3 of the parsha each week.) Did you know that OUR Shearith Israel boasts volunteer lay Torah readers? Others have paid staff and clergy who chant most of the Torah reading.
PLEASE email Andrea Slomka at ShearithIsraelTorah@yahoo.com. There is a Torah reading with YOUR name on it. Email now!
JOIN OUR MEMBERSHIP NEWSGROUP: Want to share ideas or announcements with other congregants? How about letting them know about a great lecture that's coming up? Or find others who would like to take a trip with you to Jewish sites in the Southeast? Like to announce a birth to one of our former members? How about announce a yard sale or simply ask if anyone can babysit this weekend?
There's a newsgroup for that!
In an effort to complement our formal communication tools dedicated to certain community happenings and Shearith Israel business, we'd like to announce a "re-launch" of the 4ShearithIsrael newsgroup designed for informal communication between our members. Through word of mouth, more than 100 of our congregants have already joined 4ShearithIsrael, open only to members of our shul. In this newsgroup, participants can post just about any news or ideas that they wish, providing for discussion and notification among our membership without having to put something in one of our official "e-blasts."
With the numerous requests to include messages that may not qualify for the synagogue's formal communications, the board feels that re-launching the more open 4ShearithIsrael newsgroup to all synagoguge members will increase everyone's access to information. In addition, it will be a great community tool for communication on just about anything. Please join the group so you can have access to this great resource.
To join, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you are confirmed as a member of the shul, you will be added to the list.
Hope to hear from you soon on the 4SI newsgroup.