Installation Preparation

BY RABBI ARNOWITZ

I am so excited for us to share the simcha of my Installation with all of you. There are a number of rabbis and cantors participating who are my mentors, friends, and advisors. Each will share some insight about the rabbinate, me, or both. It should be fun and worthwhile. Here are a few reminders of things to do in preparation for the morning of December 8:

1. RSVP! It will be so helpful to the amazing Installation Committee to have a good idea about how many people to expect. I hope you can make it and please let us know that you will be there. To reserve your spot, call 914-698-2960 or email installation@wjcenter.org.

2. Do a mitzvah. Let the 613 Mitzvot Committee know through a mitzvah card or online submission. We are within striking distance of our goal, but we need your mitzvah to get there! For more information about the 613 Mitzvot Project see last month’s Review or go to wjcenter.org/613mitzvot.

3. Donate. Our 613th Mitzvah is the SOJAC Holiday “Gift” Drive. That morning we are collecting: Warm and attractive children’s pajama sets for girls and boys from babies to teens. Basic toiletries—For example, soap, deodorant, razors, shampoo, body cream, disposable bandages, baby shampoo, shaving cream, girls’ hair clips, ribbons, hair gel, toothpaste, aftershave, cosmetics, combs, brushes, nail care products, hair conditioner, face cream, and antiseptic cream. We also are seeking to provide festive gift sets of toiletries or cosmetics for men and women. The Drive will continue on Sunday, December 15 from 4:00 to 6:00pm, during the Hanukkah party.

I look forward to seeing you at the Installation!

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