President's Message - November 2012 Print

Dear Members of CBI,

These days CBI is bustling with people and wonderful aromas emanating from the kitchen, in preparation for Food Fest. This major event sponsored by our Sisterhood, generates significant dollars however, the goodwill generated between the Jewish and Corpus Christi community at large is invaluable. Through the food served we share our heritage but our welcoming spirit shows a genuine desire to be part of a community in which we recognize the similarities among all people and the need to respect our differences.  So bring all of your friends and family and enjoy!

This will be the 78th year that Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and CBI have conducted a shared Thanksgiving service. I personally enjoy participating and helping sustain this long time interfaith tradition.  I am amazed at the courage it must have taken by both clergies to propose and conduct a joint Thanksgiving services in a time when interfaith activities were limited and even frowned upon. This year the service will be hosted in the CBI sanctuary on Wednesday, November 21, at 7:30.  I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to experience the true spirit of Thanksgiving and in the process making sure CBI is well represented at this event.

Both the Corpus Christi Food Bank and the High Holiday Fund drive will be extended to Thanksgiving. At the present time we have received $1,262.00 and are in need of donations to reach our goal of $2,000 for the Food Drive while contributions for the High Holiday Appeal are always welcomed.  For those of you who have contributed, I thank you for your Mitzvot.  Please keep in mind every contribution large and small is just as important---please give as you can.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Food Fest.
   

 Shalom,
      Jim Gold