Your Shabbat Guest
Shavuah Tov! I hope that all who celebrated Shabbat had a great day ... full of rest, and oneg. This Shabbat our congregation in Bakersfield celebrated both newly joined households (4), and eight "new Jews" (people who have completed their conversions to Judaism). While these numbers may not seem like much to many of us, they are significant in Bakersfield.
We all hope and pray that both the newly-welcomed households -- and the newly-welcomed Jews bring their energies and enthusiasm for Jewish life into every stream of congregational life!