Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Mother's Day bouquet

Shira's Shots, Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, 2009


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, my comment has gornisch to do with flowers...except, I do wish you a Happy Mother's Day! I've been a fan of your blog for some time now and feel that I "know" you...if you lived in my community I am certain we'd be friends. Our shul, Chisuk Emuna, had an accidental fire the Friday night before Pesach...we've benched licht (w/ tiny tea candles) in that same spot for years and years...why this time a fire started we'll never know. We were very lucky in that there were 100 people in the building for a pre-Pesach Shabbat dinner and the fire didn't start until everyone had already gone home. Please check out the following video link:

These pictures show how devastating this fire was to our shul. We think the video is powerful and hope it will be a valuable fund raising tool. We'd like as many people as possible to see it and that's where you come in. If you could post the video or the link on your blog it would reach a large audience, and, who knows...maybe some of your readers will be moved to help out. I just don't know how else we can get lots of folks to click on our video and if you have any suggestions please share them with me at If it's against your personal policy to get involved in something like this, that's ok, too...I'll still keep reading your blog! Thanks for considering doing this for us, Faye.

Sun May 10, 05:12:00 PM 2009  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Technical assistance, of sorts:

Ms. Tech-Challenged here thanks Kiwi the Geek for her instructions for creating a hyperlink in a comment, which I'm passing on to my commenters:

[A HREF="put the link here"]put the text here, whatever you want the reader to click on[/A]

For every [, substitute an <.
For every ], substitute an >.

So, here’s the link to the video showing why Chizuk Emuna needs help.

And here’s the link to Chizuk Emana's blog, which comes complete with a Donate Online button, a mailing address, and a phone number and e-mail address for questions about donations.

My husband the accountant hopes that your congregation had insurance.

Best of luck rebuilding, and may your new building be as accessible to persons with disabilities and as friendly to the environment as your congregants indicated that they want it to be.

Sun May 10, 11:27:00 PM 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Shira, thankfully we have insurance and have hired an adjustor to represent us in negotiations with the insurance company. But, even if we get every penny we will still need to raise about 2 million…a daunting task for our small and heimish congregation. We have to look on the bright side, though. As devastating as this fire was, we now have an opportunity to create a new space that is better suited to our needs. We will finally have a shul in which every single person will be able to access the bimah, as well as, the restrooms! Thanks for your good wishes. I hope you’ll include our links in your actual blog. I don’t know about your other readers, but I only look at comments if the particular posting had some special significance to me. Guess I’m considered a lurker…I can count on one hand as to how often I’ve responded to the blogs I read. I have been following your site for years and thank you for entertaining and teaching me. I don’t agree with everything you have to say but I love how you say it. Have a great week, Faye.

Mon May 11, 02:00:00 PM 2009  

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