John W. Belsher
Temple Ner Shalom
A Growing Congregation
We have celebrated several outstanding events this year, thanks to a young and vibrant community. Most recently we had a rousing good time celebrating Purim, with many costumed kids young and old. Traditional readers Joel Diringer and Saeed joined Sharon Gellerman and several English readers while the Feldmans supplied the pizza! Andy Schloss brought his homemade Hamentashen.
This year we welcomed several babies into our membership and now have an average median age remarkably low! We celebrate with kids running among us at regular and tot Shabbat services. We have great energy and a strong future. In December Penny Borenstein will host a Bnai Mitzvah for Emma. We are proud of her!
We have just completed the Klein Room addition. Armin Bandari has steered this project. We will be installing carpet soon to complete the room we now use for dinners and oneg. To furnish this room we need to purchase chairs. See me about purchasing the chairs your family will use!
We also need to install a patio which will connect the outside with the walkways and play ground, allowing a path for kids to run and play and also room for outdoor tables and gatherings on the right days. The budget is reasonable and we are 80% of the way there, having paid for the Klein Room in total. Please contact me for help you can offer.
Please look ahead to a grand opening and dedication for the Klein Room and also to a dinner at the Temple honoring Susan Stern for all her dedication to TNS over the years. Both events are tentatively set for May.
I wish blessings for you and your families, from the TNS family.