President's Message - August 2012 Print
Dear Members of CBI,

I want to thank all of those who attended the Congregation Beth Israel Annual Meeting and cookout. It was a unique day for the CBI in that several people took advantage of the proxy voting process that was approved at the Special Congregation meeting earlier in the year and the barbeque prepared by David Jacobs was not only a CBI Annual Meeting first but also first-rate! All who attended had a great day.

As summer starts to wind down we begin to gear up for the coming year.

The 92nd Street Y Fall Schedule is out and includes noted author Tom Friedman, Chief Rabbi of Great Britain Lord Jonathan Sacks, and Thomas Jefferson biographer Jon Meacham.  Please plan to attend this great fall lineup.

The August 24th Shabbat will be an early service so that family and friends can enjoy a Shabbat dinner together at our local restaurants.  For those who wish to stay at the CBI there will also be the usual array of treats.

On October 7th there will be a special musical and cultural event at the concert hall at Texas A and M Corpus Christi. Through Rabbi Roseman’s leadership several churches, a mosque and CBI have joined together to share their musical heritages.  The performances will not only be entertaining but will help us all better understand each other.

Looks like a great start to the year!

As each of you look at your time commitments for the year I would encourage you to consider participating on one of the CBI committees. Your choice may be related to a special interest,  skill or you may just want to help in anyway possible.  With few exceptions most committee assignment time requirements are very limited. If you are interested please contact the CBI Office.

In early August the CBI Board will be making plans for 2012-013.  I would like your input as to any ideas or actions the Board should consider for the coming year. This is your Congregation and your input is critical to making CBI a dynamic organization that serves the religious, educational, social needs of our members. Please submit your ideas to the CBI Office or myself.

                            Please stay cool and enjoy the rest of the summer.                   
                            Jim Gold