B'nai Zion President
I think the Chanukah mixing with Thanksgiving thing just went overboard! I just saw a recipe for turkey wrapped in pastrami breaded in matzo and fried. Whatís not to love? It really does seem more fitting that these two celebrations are together. It is all about being thankful for all that we have. The Maccabees were thankful for the oil that lasted 8 days. The pilgrims were thankful for the harvest and survival in a new land. All of us at Bínai Zion are thankful for our wonderful Rabbi, teachers, staff, volunteers, and members who make our congregation the wonderful place it is. I am thankful that the sanctuary remodel is coming together beautifully and for all the generous donations and participation that we are continuing to receive.
Please donít wait until Thanksgivukah to celebrate. Shabbat services, Bat Mitzvah, pet adoption, classes, dinners, cooking, and all of the other activities on this monthís schedule are screaming at you to come and be a part of all that we have to be thankful for.
Bethany Sorkey and her wonderful kitchen crew made a comment that a new oven would be nice. Like most things the conversation started out innocently enough and grew to include discussion about counters, other appliances and basically a new cooking area. Not surprisingly, a generous donation has been made to help cover the cost of new appliances and we are looking at updating the entire space. If you like to cook or eat or know anything about kitchens, get with Bethany if you have any input.
I hope your latkes are golden brown and your turkey is moist!