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Sarasota News Leader August 23, 2013 Page 105 es may be found on the website, www.syna- Laurie Lachowitzer, president of the gogue Council, said in the release, "Our Sarasota-Manatee community is unique in the way "While it will be the dead of summer, the timthat our congregations work with a spirit of ing is planned so that people are able to comcooperation to coordinate this event. This simit to a temple family prior to the High Holimultaneous Open House is not something that days and the start of religious school classes," occurs often in other cities, and it says a lot the release notes. "Most congregations are sensitive to the economic times and will make about the collaboration and goodwill that exfinancial arrangements to accommodate a per- ists in this part of the world." son's ability to pay," it continues. "Don't let "Join a Congregation; Find a Community" is monetary concerns keep you from visiting." the motto for the council. TEMPLE SINAI RECEIVES AWARD FROM CAMP COLEMAN For more than 20 years, Temple Sinai has been sending significant numbers of both campers and staff to the Union for Reform Judaism's Camp Coleman in Cleveland, GA, for summers of fun, Jewish growth and lifelong friendships, the Temple notes in a news release. In recognition of the Temple's ongoing support and the number of its children who attend Cole- man, Rabbi Geoff Huntting and his wife, Sue, accepted an award on behalf of the Temple during the camp's first Coleman Summit, held in July, the Temple has announced. Eighty camp lay leaders and representatives from congregations throughout the region attended the two-day Shabbat program, which included camper and staff-led worship ser- (From left) Sue Huntting, Temple Sinai Religious School director; Temple Sinai's Rabbi Geoff Huntting; Bobby Harris, camp director; Andi Solomon, assistant camp director; and Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism. Contributed photo

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