Young people stick around to enliven holiday events, help religious school thrive

By Patty Lewis

I’m back from my eye surgery. It went great and I can see again. Thanks to all for the phone calls and cards!

Patty is back in action after eye surgery!

Winter is upon us with full force, and cabin fever is sure to follow. We will be upset that we are unable to get outside and engage in our regular routines, as we do in summer.

With the snow and ice on the road and below-freezing temperatures, all we can do is stay in our nice warm houses with homemade soup on the stove.

In the meantime, less-fortunate people try to survive out there in the cold, not knowing where their next meal is coming from.

Some are military veterans so far away from family and living in bad situations. When cabin fever hits you, think of others.

Congregation turns out for Hanukkah party

The Temple Hanukkah party delivered a good turnout this time around. I want to thank Karen Harris and her helpers for making religious school and holiday celebrations possible for our children.

Patricia and John brought Robert to his first Hanukkah party. He wasn’t sure what the fuss was all about but he enjoyed it. Cara was there also with her three daughters, including Margaret Ann, who is only three months old. I was imagining next year’s party, when Robert and Margaret may be running around while their mothers chase them!

Please remember that when religious school holds a party or special event, every member of the congregation is invited — even if you don’t have children enrolled.

Karen mentioned that Debra’s daughter Jennifer has been a big help with religious school this year. We thank you so much, Jennifer! It is because of you and other caring young people such as Karen’s children that religious school continues to educate our children.

Scott’s daughter Fia and his son Izaak were also at the party, helping out as always.

I’m happy to see the young people completing their bar and bat mitzvahs and remaining enthusiastic contributors to our congregation.

Please remember that when religious school holds a party or special event, every member of the congregation is invited — even if you don’t have children enrolled.

You are always welcome to join in and enjoy our events. These children are all our hopes for tomorrow.

Patty Lewis is president of UHC Terre Haute Sisterhood.

Photos

Student Rabbi Jonathan Falco officiated as UHC religious school held its annual Hanukkah party on Sunday, December 9. Karen Harris provided these photos!

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