Dear RTFH Family,
It is hard to believe that Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are around the corner. Since joining RTFH in 2019, I have been in awe of how our community members support each other and are committed to lifting one another up.
As a new mother to four-month old Henry, RTFH and its devoted, generous members have been a source of support, friendship, and prayer – helping me through the tough times and standing beside me to celebrate the joyous ones. I want to ensure that Henry grows up in this community – of course for Religious School and his Bar Mitzvah, but also for moments that only RTFH can provide: shared giggles with Rabbi Mark and his puppet friend Walter, ToFHY Shul-ins, the lovely neighborly run-ins with fellow congregants, Midnight Runs, an inclusive safe haven, and Bubbies galore. I wish this not just for my Henry, but for you and your families. To do so, we need to keep this Temple not just surviving, but thriving.
As we approach this most Holy time of year, I ask you to look back with a sense of gratitude on the potential with which this community provides you and your family. Without the financial support of each of us we could never achieve as much as we have. I call on you to make our community even stronger by offering a generous donation during this year’s Kol Nidre appeal.
Dues cover only a portion of our operating budget. No donation is too small and all donations are greatly appreciated.
Henry and I look forward to meeting you in person at our High Holiday services.
Jackie & Henry Lamaj