Hanukkah is over, winter is still happening (just look outside at this rain!), and I find myself in the winter rut. I love to curl up on these cold winter days with my dog and put on a movie. This year, I’m going to try something different and encourage you to do the same. Enjoy the greenery that surrounds us, including the Sha’ar Zahav paint job as you enter Sha’ar Zahav for many of our fabulous January programs and services. Here’s a few highlights.
- Bnei Mitzvah: this month, two Sha’ar Zahav members will become bnei mitzvah (Harry Lahn Schroder on 1/7 and Gil’i Zaid on 1/21). Join in this communal celebration at 10:15am as we welcome two adults into our community.
- ShabbaTot: The best part of services for me is the sound of children singing, laughing, and playing. If you seek a family Shabbat service that has those elements, come by at 6pm on 1/20 for a musical service and stay for dinner.
- Volunteer Appreciation Shabbat: On Friday, January 27, we will honor Sha’ar Zahav volunteers. Sha’ar Zahav is powered on the energy of our many members who help out in big and small ways. If you have contributed your time to Sha’ar Zahav, we hope you will come to our Volunteer Appreciation Shabbat to receive the honor and recognition from the whole congregation that you so richly deserve. And if you don’t volunteer at Sha’ar Zahav yet, talk to someone who does and find out how to get involved.
- Music of the Night: A Broadway Concern and Sing-Along (1/28 at 8pm): I am Broadway obsessed-just look at my playlists. Cantors Sharon Bernstein and Leigh Korn have promised a night to remember. So put on your “Kinky Boots” and tap your way over to this magical evening.