Our CST traditional second night Seder took place on March 26, 2013. Over 130 CST families attended. The service was very moving and innovative in our wonderful CST mode, with lots of fun and humor. Ask Pam Spitzer to give you an instant replay of the special sound effects she delivered!
Guests really enjoyed the food, which included chicken from Johnny Pomodoro’s, desserts and more from our own cooking maven, Elwin Greenwald, and veggies plus from Cathy Pefley and the team. Kudos to Joyce May and Cathy Pefley who planned and coordinated the Seder so well. Hats off to all the CSTers who contributed to the Seder: Ira and Joan Firestone, Paula and Arnie Zalesin, Arlene Shaw, Michael Phillips, Patty Rehfus, Marty and Freda Efros, Karen Richmond, Aliyah May, Lorelei Berg and Paul Blatt.
The Seder is another example of the importance of CST volunteers who give so selflessly of their time and effort. With a relatively small staff, we could not offer the special events such as the Second Seder and the yearlong Rabbi Arnie’s 25th celebration without the members pitching in on all aspects of the programming.
Let me put a “pitch” in at this time for everyone to commit to helping with at least one CST activity or program besides the important onegs at services. We have a number of committees in which you can participate. They are all listed on pages 7 and 8 of your CST Directory. The Committees can all use more help, so please do not delay in contacting at least one Committee which interests you. If you’re not sure which committee to choose, please e-mail Lorelei, our Executive Director, and let her know your interests and aptitudes, and she’ll give you some suggestions.
I hope to see you all on May 4, 2013 for the pancake (and salad) dinner in honor of Rabbi Arnie’s 25th Anniversary that will be the final event of the Anniversary year. We started the year with a birthday celebration (cake) and end it with pancakes – in keeping with our motto that it can’t be a CST event without – FOOD!
Also, please mark your calendars for our Annual Meeting on Saturday May 18, 2013 from 5 – 7 p.m. We’ll have sweet and savory appetizers (of course) along with the meeting, so please be sure to attend.