President's Message - September 2010 Print

Dear Members of CBI,

  This is the time of the year to look back and also look forward and plan. As President of Congregation Beth Israel, I look back on this past year and I am grateful for our accomplishments. Looking forward I wish to inform you that plans for the coming year are progressing and exciting.

We begin our year with Rosh HaShanah celebrating the beginning of creation when G-d gave breath to human beings. At the beginning of time, G-d charged Adam with the responsibility of helping the world reach perfection.

Rosh HaShanah is a time for us to reflect on the purpose of creation and resolve to make our lives more meaningful.  When we hear the sounding of the shofar with the thrilling blasts we are reminded to awaken and return to G-d.

Yom Kippur is a day of fast and a solemn day, but in a subtle way is the happiest days of the year. On Yom Kippur we receive G-d’s most precious gifts, the gift of forgiveness and the gift of life.

Rosalyn joins me in wishing you L’Shana Tova, and we hope you have a most Happy and Healthy New Year.

                Shalom,
                Maury Wolfson