First, I'd like to welcome our new Newsletter Editor and Website Coordinator, Susie Unkeless, and our new volunteer Eblast Editor, Robin Bratslavsky.
Together with our Facebook maven, Joyce Stein, and our calendar coordinator, Debra Block, it's their job to get the word out about what's happening at TBA. Please let us know what you like (and what you don't) so that we can continue to make our communications better and better. Email your suggestions (and complaints) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish the best to our former administrator Catherine Szyfer, who worked on the newsletter, eblast and calendar.
We've also made some changes in the teaching staff at our Religious School. Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah class has an astonishing 17 members. We look forward to celebrating with them this year.
I'd like to express my appreciation to our facilities Maven Bill Schwartz and to Dave Watson, for the emergency repairs they did to the rampway. We may not have the newest, shiniest synagogue building in Santa Clarita, but we do have one whose warmth and activity reflect the love and support of our community. From the tiniest paper fruit adorning our Sukkah to the tribute in bronze of a new Yarhzeit board (thank you, Lori Litel) there is something everyone can do to decorate and improve our spiritual home.
It was good to see so many of you at Open House. I look forward to seeing you all at Real Life Church for the High Holy Days. As I write this, the Sisterhood is ordering the Oneg for Rosh Hashanah and the Men's Club's Schlep and Fetchit crew is getting ready to pack up our portable ark, our shofar, our prayer books, our flags and stands, tallit, and kippot and all the other items that have to be moved to our temporary home. Rabbi Mark will carefully move the Torahs, dressed in their holiday whites. The flowers are on order, and the choir is tuning up.
Cheryl Cogan and Debra Block are organizing the food drive. Ours is the SCV Food Pantry's single biggest donation of the year, so don't forget to take a bag home on Rosh Hashanah to bring back on Yom Kippur. What about replacing that stash of earthquake food before it goes bad?