Presiden'ts Message - May 2017 Print

Friends, what a busy end of year we face.  Busy, but full of interesting things for us to think about, participate in, and look forward to doing.  Our calendar is full of activities and I hope each of you will participate in as many activities as you can. 

Looking backward and forward….this past month we cleaned up Hebrew Rest with a lot of help from 45 of you.  Just this week, the new fence is being installed.  It is a beautiful cemetery and looks fresh, clean, neat, and a place we can be proud to call ours.  Thanks to each of you who turned out to offer your time, your donations, and give some “sweat equity” to this project.
Our Second Seder was very well attended and greatly enjoyed by 110 congregants and guests.  Rabbi Emanuel did an excellent job and had participation from all the attendees, especially the large number of children that attended.  Food was delicious, and many thanks to so many of you who prepared our dinner.

We have a NEW MEMBER SHABBAT AND FAMILY DINNER coming up on Friday,  April 28 at 6:30 p.m.  I look forward to welcoming 20+ new member families to our Congregation from the past months.  We are so happy to welcome all our new members and hope you will plan to join us for dinner and Shabbat Services, so we can meet and formally welcome new members to Congregation Beth Israel. 

Mark your calendars for the Musical Program and reception honoring the memory of Andy Moore on Sunday, May 21, at 3:30 p.m.  This will be a beautiful tribute to our great friend and High Holiday choir member.
Our Temple has completed our new Board for the coming year.  We have all positions filled with very capable people who step forward to lead our Temple. Our congregational meeting and election of officers will be held soon, so watch for the date and make plans to attend.

Sisterhood has a full board.  They have plans for the entire year, plus leadership in place for a successful FOOD FEST, and other designated programs for our Temple.  We are so lucky to have dedicated people who are willing to volunteer and work in ALL areas.
We’re looking forward to summer camp for our students.  If you’re interested in a scholarship for your child (children), please get an application in to Michael Hiatt and committee asap…. 

Rabbi Roseman is presenting an Adult Lecture Series….entitled ISSUES FROM OUR PRAYERS. All too often we repeat the words of the prayer book without really thinking about or understanding the meaning.  The Sessions are on Sunday mornings, April 23, April 30, and May 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Temple.  I promise you will find these sessions informative and enjoyable.  Please come and bring guests.  Oh yes, coffee and social time begins at 10 a.m.

Hope to see you all soon.  Make it a point to COME TO SHABBAT SERVICES.  We need you and your participation in our events. 

Chris Adler, President
Congregation Beth Israel