Thursday evening "I can’t believe you really came to the hospital to visit my father!" "But why are you so surprised? You are a member of a synagogue. That makes you a member of an extended Jewish family. When a member of our family is ill we care, we come."
"Isn’t it sad that some members of our congregation have such low expectations of us?"
"If they can’t help us pay synagogue expenses, I really don’t care what they think."
The following Tuesday evening
"We’re doing away with your position, here’s two months pay. Can we have your keys and credit card?"