Simone just made a feast tonight and everything was incredible! She is an awesome wife and I am a lucky man!
Project Inspire really has a lot of people in the community talking. The initial e-mail went out on schedule this past Tuesday. The "subject" of the email was "Bad News". That is one of those phrases that will get people to open the email. The email which I tried to copy and paste into the blog, (but I found out that one of the rules is that you cant copy and paste on a blog) was the fact that the numbers of Jews are diminishing very quickly. Studies say that more than 4 million Jews have been lost in the last 40 years!!! I also attached a graph that was published by Professor Alan Dershowitz about ten years ago. The end of the email asked the pointed question "will your grandchildren be Jewish?".
This morning I sent out a followup email with the subject"and now for the good news" It officially launched the grass roots movement called Project Inspire in South Palm Beach County. It was important to list action items so that our community understands this is not a dream but a program that is happening and will change lives in South Palm Beach. We announced a meeting that will take place at 7:30 pm this Sunday night. this committee will meet each week for about 30 minutes to discuss goals and objectives. in addition I scheduled a screening of an inspiring movie next Sunday night.
This is only the beginning, but there is not a second that goes by where this program is not on my mind. with each conversation, new ideas come up and I know that I will find many people to partner on all of the programs.
I emailed Project Inspire to find someone who can come down to Boca to do a training seminar in our shul, but I haven't heard back yet.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there!!