I parked in our Congregations lot and I saw a man leaving his car and walking to the door..I thought that he might be a new member that I didn't know, so I said hello and walked toward the door with him. I remarked that I was glad to see cars in the
lot because I don't like to have to deal with the security system. He then asked me if he could ask a dumb question. I had no idea what was coming. It seemed that his son was bringing a "girl friend" home and they were spending several months here in
Venice. She is Jewish. They are not. He wanted to make her comfortable when she visited and he needed to find out about Chanukah. That was so thoughtful of him.After we got in, our receptionist and another member helped clue him in on what would be a nice
gesture on his part to welcome her. She missed being here for Chanukah, but we sent him to WalMart to buy a token Chanukah Menorah and candles and to send them to her, along with information about our wonderful Congregation. I was really impressed
with the man wanting to welcome this "girl" to his house. On more conversation the "girl" is in her 50's, active in her Jewish community and living with his son. Wouldn'tyou just love to be able to ask more questions?