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Home From the President President's Message - June & July 2016
President's Message - June & July 2016 PDF Print E-mail
One year gone by….how can that be??? I think it’s been a quick year for our Temple as things have been moving along smoothly, and no major problems have arisen. We are at a time in our Temple year to look both backward, and forward, at the same time.  It’s evaluation time in so many areas….. short and long term planning is ongoing, but now we write them down so we can actually see……What have we accomplished, where we need to go, and how is the best way to get there?  Where do we need to improve?  What do we need to offer our members?  How do we stretch our budget in order to meet all the needs of our congregation, AND prepare for the long term financial security for the Temple, certainly including both our cemeteries?  We’re re-evaluating our programs, looking for new ways to fundraise in order to bring some additional funds into our congregation, new ways to attract new members, new ways to improve attendance at regular Shabbat activities and other activities as well.  I solicit your advice and ideas.  Many of our congregants have made suggestions that have shown great enthusiasm and been well received by different areas of the Temple.  The Men’s Club has had a re-birth, and is very successful.  The interest and participation of several of our members who have become very involved in our homeless in the community, has been a standout program.  The relocation and resettlement of new immigrant families in Corpus Christi has proven very successful as we are working together with Catholic Charities to help with their programs.    What’s your idea?  What suggestion do you have?  

Our nominating committee has about completed the board for the upcoming year.  Thanks, Suzy Hilliard, for heading this committee and to all of you for an excellent job.  I look forward to working with the incoming board. 

Our Sisterhood is busy planning their coming year.  Jerri Osberg and the sisterhood membership have made significant financial contributions to the Temple for our ongoing expenses.  We give a SINCERE THANK YOU to Sisterhood for their assistance and help.  Some suggestions for additional sources of revenue are BINGO Fun nights and possibly a Freezer Sale.  Music and Art programs seem to always be a favorite “draw” and bringing a Klezmer Band to Corpus Christi, or a musical program featuring Rabbi Emanuel and our Choir for an evening of entertainment is also a favorite idea.  The Jewish Film Festival was very successful and it has been suggested we continue it next year.  Thanks to David Jacobs for chairing this project and coming up with some great films.  I’m sure YOU could come up with some ideas you would like.  Share those ideas with us, please.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS….THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING IS THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 30TH AT 7 P.M.  We need you to come and discuss the “state of the Temple”.  It’s a fun, informative meeting and your participation is great appreciated.  We’ll be naming an outstanding CBI member, have something good to eat (not sure what yet, but you can count on it), and support your Temple…Please make every effort to come…Much more to come in the next couple of weeks….

Chris Adler, President
Congregation Beth Israel
Corpus Christi, Texas



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