From:                              Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford

Sent:                               Thursday, January 1, 2015 9:00 AM

To:                                   'Jewish Federation NB'

Subject:                          The Bulletin - A Community Update for December 31, 2014

The Bulletin - A Community Update for January 1, 2014





“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.

“So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself.  Make New Mistakes.  Make glorious, amazing mistakes.  Make mistakes nobody's ever made before.  Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

“Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

“Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

¯ Neil Gaiman, author : December 31, 2011

For Auld Lang Syne


Here’s to the best of the year ending and to many more good things in the coming year!  Happy New Year to you and yours.  See you in 2015.    

Merry Day


Thank you to those who participated in the annual Christmas dinner at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church last week.  Thank you especially to Ellen Hull and Stan Levine, event organizers, for their commitment to this generation- and faith-spanning tradition.  For full coverage, check out this article


Below, from left to right:  Stan Levine giving Santa an assist; bags of food ready to be delivered to homebound individuals; Ellen Hull, the newest reindeer, serving food.



Milton Makes Good on His Threat to Leave


Milton Goodman, revered and feared executive director of Tifereth Israel Congregation for nearly 10 years, bid his last fond adieu yesterday and hit the road for sunnier climes.  Florida’s gain is our loss.  May retirement be filled with learning and new adventures with which to regale friends and family, Milton.  Your bluster and big heart will be missed, not necessarily in that order. 


Let us, too, give Milton’s replacement, Ken Turkewitz, a warm welcome.

Shabbat Shalom



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