Calendar of Upcoming Events
Contact Cynde at membership if you have questions or need to update your entry in the directory.
Who would like to help organize our Backyard Picnic and BBQ? Or, are you more of a Brunch Bunch kind of person?
If you are willing to come early and help set up, spruce up, help organize activities that we could enjoy at these gatherings, please reach out to Alice at secretary to see how you can pitch in and get involved!
Thank you to those who have already volunteered!!
Thank you, Steve Magidson and Lester Friedman, for all your work to keep our physical building and grounds functioning!
Thank you to the Policies and Procedures Committee for their hard work to help us stay safe and move toward more "live" events!
Thank you to Seth Isenberg– the newest member of our Board of Directors — who formally joined the board at the May meeting and will be standing for the position of Treasurer in July at our Annual Membership Meeting on July 25th!!!
Thank you, Jim and Clystie, for your loving care of our property!
Sunday, June 13th at 6 pm
As the immunization rates rise and the COVID cases fall, we are ready to start gathering– outdoors for now– but it’s time to see each other, outside of a "Zoom Box" and potentially maskless for those of us who have been vaccinated!
Bring your own picnic dinner, a blanket and chairs or use the tables and chairs at the shul and join together to celebrate the coming of summer and the ability to enjoy some ‘face’ time together!
We have a kosher meat and vegetables only grill at the shul you can use, so bring your items to be grilled if you’d like.
Come and visit, even if you don’t care to eat, but let’s start enjoying our space and our community again! Weather Permitting, see you then!
Here is our current mask policy: If you are vaccinated, the CDC currently states that it is safe to not wear a mask, especially outdoors. The science shows that if you are vaccinated, you are less likely to contract COVID-19 and, if you do, your symptoms are likely to be mild. If you feel more comfortable wearing your mask, please do!
However, if you are not vaccinated, we ask you to wear your mask, even outdoors (except when eating and drinking), to protect yourself and prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others who may not be vaccinated or be at higher risk.
Join us at a Board of Directors Meeting
Each month we meet to discuss issues important to our community and you are invited to join us with your voice, your ideas and your energy!
Here is the Reflection for the June 15th Board of Directors Meeting via Zoom offered by Dr. Koach Baruch Frazier, a rabbinical student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College:
We will be hosting several trainings– Live– at Shalom Bayit!
Gene Moss, Regional Director of SCN, will be here to offer trainings to our teachers, Usher/Greeter trainings and "Stop The Bleed" trainings! He’ll also be touring our facilities to help us with our Threat Risk Vulnerability Assessment — More information to follow as we finalize our plans!
Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association joined organizations of the Reform and Conservative movements in the following statement:
As North American Jewish denominations representing a significant majority of American Jewry, we join together to uniformly condemn rising incidences of antisemitism. We commend the many religious, civil society and political leaders of goodwill who have denounced these actions and are urging and implementing steps to strengthen efforts to combat antisemitism and antisemitic attacks.
The recent hostilities between Israel and Hamas have only heightened the concern about antisemitism throughout the Jewish community. Let us be clear: it is not antisemitic to criticize Israeli policies or to express solidarity with the cause of Palestinian rights. It is antisemitic to hold all Jews accountable for Israel’s actions, to deny Israel’s right to exist, or to assault Jews on any pretense.
The recent Pew study of Jewish Americans found that three-quarters of respondents believe there is more antisemitism in the U.S. today than there was five years ago. Vandalism at synagogues, Jewish community centers, and other Jewish institutions; verbal, written and social media diatribes against Jews; and physical assaults on Jewish Americans are all becoming more common.
We unequivocally reject the voices of those who would perpetuate anti-Jewish hatred at this moment or any other. There can be no excuse or acceptance of such behavior or viewpoint, especially in a democracy founded on principles of religious freedom.
4:30 pm – June 14th
Celebrate the success of this year’s campaign and community against pandemic odds. Recognize our Rogoway Award and other scholarship recipients, elect and welcome JFGP’s newest board members and thank outgoing board members.