Francie’s Fussings: Our Beloved Rabbi Is Leaving

Francie’s Fussings

Francie Yarwood – May-June, 2017

Our beloved Rabbi is leaving. Although this is a loss for us, since his guidance and warm acceptance has been of tremendous benefit to us, Rabbi Saul has always wanted to go back to Maryland to the congregation he once attended. In fact, he has on occasion indicated that was the only opportunity that would take him from us. He is leaving because this opportunity has been a goal for him for some time.

Congratulations to Rabbi Saul for getting the position he always wanted! So satisfying to see someone reach their goals! From day one, he has been more than just a rabbi to each one of us in the congregation. He treated us like family and always welcomed every guest. He has been open to change and other points of views without the feeling of judgement. Rabbi Saul found ways to make non-Jewish members feel welcomed and part of the congregation. He has enough faith in our congregation that he is willing to leave it and knows that it will survive on its own. Continue reading

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This Week and Upcoming

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:

Thank you to those who came out and volunteered at Second Harvest last night!

Reminder: the April meeting of the women’s Rosh Chodesh group will take place at Phyllis Oresky’s at 6 pm, Thursday, April 27.

Saturday, April 29: Services (Torah Portion: Tazria-Metzora) begin at 9:45 am. This week is Simcha Shabbat, so join us as we celebrate all of April’s happy occasions!

Ohev Tzedek will be hosting an organic gardening class, led by our own Ron Sabelli, on Sunday, May 7, from 12-2:30 pm. This class will work both with our existing garden and with new grow boxes, which are perfect for those without yards or whose HOAs prevent the planting of a traditional garden. The $5 fee includes all materials except the vegetables you wish to grow, so pick up a packet of your favorite organic seeds! Subsequent sessions will be free. When harvest-time comes, everyone is invited to come out and sample the produce from everyone’s plantings! Space is limited to fifteen students, so RSVP to the Ohev Tzedek office is a must by Tuesday, May 2. Continue reading

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This Week and Upcoming

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:

Saturday, April 22: Services (Torah Portion: Shemini) begin at 9:45 am.

The annual JCRC Holocaust commemoration schedule for this spring’s series of Yom Hashoah holiday observances is as follows: Sunday, April 23, at 4 pm at the JCC – the annual Shoah Memorial Ceremony; Tuesday, April 25 at noon in the Rotunda of the Mahoning County Courthouse in Youngstown – the 24thAnnual Community Holocaust Commemoration event.

The April meeting of the women’s Rosh Chodesh group will take place at Phyllis Oresky’s at 6 pm, Thursday, April 27. Please RSVP to Phyllis or to the Ohev Tzedek office by Monday, April 24, if you plan to attend. Continue reading

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This Week and Upcoming

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:

 

Our own Allison Pitinii Davis (Linda and Murray’s daughter) will be reading from her new book, Line Study of a Motel Clerk, at Kravitz Deli on Friday, April 14, at 7 pm. A reception will follow with music by Kristi Blue and the Midnites, featuring Allison’s uncle, Harmonica Harry. Bring your copy of the book along (it’s now on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble) – Allison will be signing books after the reading!

 

Saturday, April 15: Services (Chol Hamoed Pesach) begin at 9:45 am.

 

Pesach services, including Yizkor, will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at 9:45 am.

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