A Message From Our President

Dear Congregants,

Congratulations to our Rabbi on his recent award, The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, a prestigious award given by Wofford College each year during commencement! Also, a tremendous congratulations to our recent high school and college graduates. Good luck to you as you begin your next chapter!

It is no secret in my family that I LOVE summer, especially a South Carolina summer. I can find something I love about every season, but summer has my heart.

It could be I grew up on a South Carolina peach farm and summer was the season in which my family was the busiest and there was never a dull moment. It could be that school was out and I felt I had infinite amounts of free time, when I was a student and later on in life, when I was a public school teacher. It could be the South Carolina beaches that beckon me from the mountains each summer. Or it could be the mountains that become green and lush which offer somewhat of a reprieve from the summer heat.

Whatever it is, I just LOVE summer.

This summer I am looking forward to enjoying time with my family and incorporating several hobbies such as reading several books (pre-selected and lined up on a shelf), needle- pointing (a hobby I literally cannot wait to do in the evenings), sketching and perfecting my not so perfect calligraphy skills. This year, I am adding playing Pickle Ball and learning to knit to this list. Maybe just maybe there will be time to do all these things along with my daily responsibilities because summer is simply, summer. The season where days are long, and time seems to move slower.

Even though it is summertime, our Temple is still open and offering several things to be involved in during the month of June. Please check our calendar and if anything interests you, please join our Rabbi and others who make our fellowship and activities possible.

I wish you all a happy, safe and relaxing summer!


Tina Lyon