Thursday, May 31, 2012

10th Anniversary Celebration - Mazel Tov Melissa and Neysa!

Dear Dorshei Community,

We look forward to celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary with you this Shabbat, June 2.  

Our service, which I will be leading, will include chanting (with drum/ shruti) led by Leah Weisman.  Jacob Staub will be our gabbai rishon.  Susan Windle will offer original poetry woven into the service, and Neysa will offer the dvar torah reflecting on the sotah ritual and how we suffer from the stories we create in our minds.  The discussion will focus on bringing awareness to these stories in support of our relationships.  

Following services, we are hosting a sit-down kiddush lunch (salmon, lasagna, quinoa-bean salad, cobbler with ice cream, pasta and pizza bagels for the kids).  Lunch is open to the GJC community (Masorti and Charry will be joining us).  Lunch will include a short program: singing, a dvar torah by Rabbi Zeff, a historical perspective from our own Mitch Marcus, who was instrumental in moving the process along to welcome our wedding at GJC, and a blessing from our friends and mentors Susan Windle and Wendy Galson, who have been together for 36 years.

In joy and appreciation,
Melissa and Neysa

Friday, May 11, 2012

Our own Mikael Elsila is Congregant of the Year!

GJC is proud to recognize Mikael Elsila as its Congregant of the Year. 

Mikael has twice served as coordinator of minyan Dorshei Derekh. He and his wife, Dina Pinksy served as ECP class parent. Mikael and Dina have often acted as ambassadors to new and prospective members by hosting them for Shabbat meals. 

A talented pianist, Mikael has volunteered his skills as the bandleader for the Dorshei Derekh band, playing piano on Purim, at last year's musical Shavuot service, and at the Women's Club Torah Fund Brunch. Mikael most recently served on the Nominating Committee and has been nominated to the Executive Committee to serve as Recording Secretary. 

We are so grateful for the many ways that Mikael and his family contribute to our community of communities!

Please celebrate this, as Chris Levin steps down and (also our own) Mitch Marcus steps up!

GJC's Annual Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 pm
in the Marcus Auditorium

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pirkei Avot this Shabbat at 4:00

Pirkei Avot's 4th week will be hosted at Betsy and David Teutsch's this Saturday at 4:00.  Rabbi Robert Tabak will lead the study.  All our welcome!  email for address.

thanks to JugglingFrogs for the Pirkei Avot Wordle.  (Wordle sounds Yiddish, no?)