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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

don't know why I'm so nervous...

I don't think I've mentioned this before, but I am a member of the Board of Trustees of my synagogue. We're the governing body of the synagogue.

At our synagogue, when a child celebrates his/her bar/bat mitzvah, a member of the board of Trustees will present that child with a gift from the Board. The designated trustee makes a short speech about the chuld (based on information supplied by the parents).

I've only been on the board since March, I've never done a bar/bat mitzvah presentaiton.

There are two boys celebrating their b'nai mitzvah on Saturday, and I am the trustee who will make the presentation.

I am soooo nervous.

I'm an attorney, I've had courtroom experience, I've addressed judges and adversaries in front of a room full of poeple. but this is different. these aren't total strangers I'll be talking to, it's members of the congregation.

and the funny thing is, I"m not obsessing over what to say. I wrote out a little speech and sent it to the Rabbi for feedback.

no, I am obsessing over what to wear. the knee length black skirt or the one that hits mid calf? black blouse or white blouse? do I wear the hot pink jacket? how about my hair? I'm growing it out right now and it's a mess, should I pin it up or let it hang down? maybe I should just hide it under a hat.

Give me strength.

2 comments:

Suzanne said...

I'm sure you'll do fine!

songbird's crazy world said...

well...we will find out the day after tomorrow.

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