President's Message 2022
What the LCJC does
We welcome you. This is our first order of importance. Whether you are new to the area or you have lived here for many years, we want to meet and greet you.
We provide a place for the practice of Judaism. Our members come from the many Jewish practices, or from no history of practice at all. Come as you are …. we welcome you.
We do Shabbat. For two years, during the height of the Covid isolation, we have missed only one Friday night, and that was New Year’s Eve. By Zoom and/or in person, we share prayers, present a drash, and are together. No need to bless and sip your wine alone when you could be with others.
We celebrate the events of the Jewish calendar. From the High Holy Days to Purim, Chanukah to Passover, we continue the traditions that connect us to each other and as part of the Jewish world at large.
We offer the opportunity to join a community. We get to know and support each other. Coming together with each other through good times and sad times, sickness and in health, we welcome you.
We add meaning to lives. LCJC Committees can always find a way to use your expertise and experience. Even if you never participated before, you will find interesting work and friends on one of the many groups making the LCJC vital and fun.
Get to know what is happening in the Jewish world. Our annual Jewish Film Festival not only offers a fascinating view of what is going on near and afar, but also shares its profits with local agencies.
We educate. Many of our members are extremely knowledgeable about Jewish history and thought and eager to share their teaching on a regular basis. Learn to lead a service or a deeper meaning of the Torah with small groups.
We recommend and discuss books. The LCJC book club has had many exciting and challenging monthly meetings.
Provides a place to rest in peace. Our Jewish cemetery offers a final place to call home.
And, in the very near future, we will once again begin our Friday evening pot luck services where you will find the best food in town. We welcome you.
Please contact us with any questions or suggestions. Know that you need not be a member to attend these events. However, it is membership that kept us vibrant and alive over the past 16 years. Also know that no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. WE WELCOME YOU.
Welcoming Shabbat We invite you to join us on Friday at 6PM for Shabbat Service Facilitated by Heidi Waldmann To join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4217418546?pwd=a1dLZ1plWGt2RnhFU2ZUUG8wUXVhdz09 Personal Meeting ID: 421 741 8546Personal Room Passcode: 9VUQ5q The Zoom
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