From Carol Simon

December 9 Message

Posted on December 9, 2016

“If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou Shabbat Shalom! This week, I was searching for a quote to share with you about being respectful. However, in the process I came across this quote by Maya Angelou….and it spoke to me and hope that it will Continue Reading »

December 2 Message

Posted on December 2, 2016

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill Shabbat Shalom! This past week, we joined a myriad of other organizations in taking part in a new tradition, #givingTuesday. It was through patience of sharing our goals, teaching many of us how to share on Facebook or “sneezing” and then the persistence Continue Reading »

November 25 Message

Posted on November 26, 2016

“If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.” – Unknown Shabbat Shalom! And the shopping frenzy is on! From emails this morning from any website that you have ever visited to the human interest stories Continue Reading »

November 18 Message

Posted on November 18, 2016

“Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey   Shabbat Shalom! This is the Shabbat, in the states before Thanksgiving! Many of us have already begun to bake, cook and shop…well maybe not in that order! Continue Reading »

November 4 Message

Posted on November 4, 2016

“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation and only one bad one to lose it.” – Benjamin Franklin Shabbat Shalom! This past week I spent my time in beautiful Iowa. Having never been there before, I was quite excited to add that state to my growing list of places that I have visited. Continue Reading »

October 28 Message

Posted on October 28, 2016

“A healthy attitude is contagious, but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” – Tom Stoppard Shabbat Shalom! The haggim are behind us….the past month has been a flurry of preparations, holiday meals, meaningful services, reflection and promises to be better, do more….and this Wednesday it was all behind us. I heard this Continue Reading »

October 21 Message

Posted on October 21, 2016

“To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.” – Charles de Montesquieu Shabbat Shalom! One of our many goals, as leaders is to be great, at whatever we strive to do. And, to accomplish this goal, we need all of our members to all work together…..that regardless of where you are Continue Reading »

October 14 Message

Posted on October 14, 2016

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou, writer Shabbat Shalom! Welcome to 5777! The weeks are very short this time of the year, what with Shabbat, holiday, two days and then we start again! Yet, it is a Continue Reading »

October 7 Message

Posted on October 7, 2016

“Yom Kippur reminds me of my responsibility to give back, that I must always work at becoming a better person. It’s a day full of gratitude and hope for the future.” – Tori Avey Shabbat Shalom! I would like to take this opportunity to wish each of you an easy fast, and a holiday that allows us Continue Reading »

September 30 Message

Posted on September 30, 2016

“I hope that in this year to come you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” – Neil Galman Shabbat Shalom and L’Shana Tovah! I would Continue Reading »