November 10th, 2008

Mama Deb

No politics (well, not much.)

My synagogue has a tradition called "The New Member Tea" - anyone who joined after the previous one (always in November) gets in free and everyone else pays $18 and/or sponsors someone else. I actually didn't go to mine - I went to Eclecticon in Newark instead. It's held on Saturday night; there's a bagel and lox buffet, the rabbi says a few words of Torah (we have him do this at any major gathering. He's a wonderful speaker, plus it adds a layer of holiness) and people introduce themselves - we do that even on the rare years that new members don't attend the tea.

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