We had such a meaningful and special March! Our Purim party, megillah reading and shpiel were well attended and so much fun! Every age group enjoyed, participated and felt the beauty of community. Then on March 22, the Beth Torah community joined with the larger community at the JCRC Interfaith Seder. Rabbi Zelony led the Seder, along with Bishop Burns of the Dallas Catholic Diocese for 500 guests. I had the honor to cochair the event with Byron Sanders, CEO of Big Thought, to coordinate a meaningful evening that honored Martin Luther King’s legacy with the theme of Moral Courage. In addition to the 36 members of Beth Torah, there were many Jews, but even more representatives and clergy from many other faiths in the community. The diversity and participation were so beautiful and amazing!
I hope each of you had a meaningful Seder with your family and friends. For the 3rd year, Beth Torah is filled to capacity for the 2nd night community Seder, which is always a wonderful way to be together as a large family. Cliff and I always enjoy sharing this evening at CBT.
April brings more community opportunities with the Community Shabbat dinner and service sponsored by Sisterhood on the 13th.
Reading of the Names is April 14–15 and the signup board is in the lobby. Even if you aren’t reading, please come by to experience this incredible tribute to those who perished in the Holocaust.
If you like to play poker, sign up for the big Poker Tournament on April 22. It’s a lot of fun and there are great prizes! On your way over, you can stop by the Men’s Club shred-a-thon and electronics recycling at the Tom Thumb parking lot at Coit and Campbell.
And to end the month on a full community feeling while giving back to those in need, please join us at our annual Karen Leynor Mitzvah Day on April 29. Watch for the sign up in your email, and make sure to join us. There are opportunities on-site and off to do a big mitzvah.
Chag Sameach! I look forward to seeing all of you soon.