It’s hard to believe another calendar year has passed us by, and it’s beginning to feel like they are going faster with ever passing year. I would like to wish the Shema Koleinu community a very happy New Year, and thank each and every one of you who have helped us achieve such great success in 2012. We are so excited to make some new additions and server our community in an even greater way in 2013, and we hope you will stay connected, and share us with your friends.
Did you know that 83% of south Florida’s Jewish population is unaffiliated? We have learned that unaffiliated in no way means a lack of interest, it just means that most of those people have not found a warm, welcoming, low cost way to connect with other Jewish families, and so we are doing our best to be thinking of ways to serve our community in the coming year.
Beginning with an Interfaith parenting program, and developing ideas like community events (progressive dinners, poker/girls nights out, book clubs, Sisterhood, and more…) we look forward to more creative ways of connecting with you in South Florida. Can you think of an activity you would like to spearhead? Reach out to us and let us know – we want to hear from you to see how we can make 2013 a banner year for all of our community, together.
I’ve made a new New Year’s resolution. Unfortunately, no, it’s still not taking off these last 20 pesky pounds, like everyone else, but it is to be more in touch, publicly, to bring you more information so you can see what we are up to, and to make being a part of Shema Koleinu more fun, more exciting, and more personal than ever.
So – please share us with your friends. Find someone else who wants to connect, help us with a mitzvah project or two, or just be a part of a vibrant Jewish community that wants to have FUN! Let us know how we can help, and by all means, just drop us a line and say hello! We cannot wait to see you in 2013!