The Temple Beth Shalom board of directors would like to wish a wonderful journey to our most amazing religious school director, Stefani Carlson. She let me know last week that she has accepted a position of Director of Congregational Learning at Congregation Emanu El in Houston, effective July 1. This will be a return to Texas and she will join her son’s future in-laws in Houston. Although I am very, very sorry to see Stefani leave our little temple, I am so pleased that she led our religious school and many other educational endeavors for the past four years! She is truly a knowledgeable, hard-working and creative leader. I will miss her leadership skills and her presence at TBS! Please join me in wishing her many good things in her future. The board will be looking for a new religious school leader in the coming weeks. The board is open to ideas and suggestions, so please contact Kim or Eric if you would like to be part helping us make this important decision.
The Sistahs will be heading over to Akron’s West Side for our next dining out event. Come join us for a delicious meal and schmoozing at Papa Joe’s in the Valley on Thursday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m.
By the time of our gathering, Passover will be a sweet memory. This will be a great opportunity to share Seder stories and to celebrate Spring!
This popular restaurant, located at 1561 Akron-Peninsula Road (at Portage Trail), offers an extensive menu with reasonable prices.
We will be gathering in the Tuscany Room.
All women of the congregation are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there!
The next book club selection will be:
Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It
by Burton L. Visotzky
We're meeting on April 30, 7 pm, at Mitch Fromm's house.
Everyone should "save the date" of Sunday, Sept. 10. TBS will again participate in First Serve where we join with the Congregational Church and the Islamic Community Center for service projects on the Sunday nearest 9/11. All who participated last year found this to be a very rewarding activity that helps our greater community and promotes peace and unity. This year the three congregations will be working with the Akron Municipal Housing Authority for projects in support of the Summit Lake community in Akron. More details to come as plans are developed.