Monday, November 15, 2010
The preparation and event have come and gone. I think people enjoyed the evening. I've not had prime rib in ages but I can see why its popularity has declined relative to Kosher chicken breast. But food and wine and a dance floor do not create history nor they portend a future. For all the attention on bringing young people into our sanctuary and Hebrew School, attendance and ad book advertising came from the old Adas Kodesch. It was an expensive evening, perhaps a couple hundred smackeroos for two dinners, an ad, some new clothing perhaps, a trip to the hairdresser, a baby sitter. This may have detered a lot of the younger ones. I saw the ghost of AKSE's past but not much of its future. It that sense, it may have been an error to revel in the past alone.