May 2016: From TBS President Sy Kaplan

This is the last message in the bulletin while I am still President of TBS.

This column is titled, The President’s Message”. I was never told what the message should be. Was it a column of giving advice (Dear Abby?) or my favorite recipes this time of year for outdoor grilling?

Thank you for the privilege of being President of TBS these past two years.

After 4 years of sitting on the Bimah, 2 years as Ritual VP and these last 2 years as President, it will be good to sit next to my wife again.

I will miss the chit chat while sitting next to the Rabbi. I will not miss getting to shul before the others to make sure everything is in place and I will not miss being last man out on Friday evenings.

So what message do I give, very simple. Be yourself, enjoy what you have, and don’t worry about what others have or say.

If you have your health, if you have family and if you have friends, you are as rich as any king.

Sy Kaplan

  April 2016: From TBS President Sy Kaplan

On Sunday, April 10th I was honored to receive the Men’s club Keeper of the Flame award. What did I do to deserve this award? I don’t know, because I didn’t do anything extraordinary. I just did what I always do, my everyday routine. I try to help in any way I can. Along with Elliot Alderman, I bring the foods that are donated and left in the basket and barrels to the Jewish Family Service food kitchen. Thanks to Elliot for helping me schlep and to our members who donated the food.

  March 2016: From TBS President Sy Kaplan

Ah yes spring is here. Although this past winter was a relatively easy season, it is good to put it behind us and to look forward to spring and a new beginning. The grass is growing and turning green (with a little help from seeds and such). Trees and flowers are in bloom (sorry for your allergies).

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