President's Message - December 2013 Print
I want to begin by saying how proud I am of the Congregation Beth Israel family.  Thank you all for assisting the CBI Sisterhood in yet another very successful Food Fest.  We all did an amazing job of producing a weekend of Jewish Hospitality.  Special thanks of course, to the Food Fest Committee that seemed to handle every shortage, problem or issue with a smile and a solution.  The event ran like the smooth machine that it has truly become.  

I believe November was definitely a very busy month.  I wanted to especially thank Brian Honigbaum, Jim Gold and Gary Blum for handling some of the Rabbi duties this month.  Between the Food Fest, Two 92nd Street Y Programs, and the Thanksgiving Service, we had plenty or events to choose from.  

December will be just a little quieter, but personally, I am looking forward to attending the Biennial Convention for the Union of Reform Judaism, which will be held in San Diego from December 11-15. I will be spending time in various seminars and religious events and am appreciative of the Board for allowing me the opportunity to experience one of the advantages of our membership in the Union. Rabbi Roseman will also be attending the event for a few days, as a speaker on Merging Congregations.  Robin Adams will be attending, representing the Sisterhood. Congregation Beth Israel will be well represented at this international conference.
Best Wishes for a Hanukkah filled with peace and joy.
    Suzy Hilliard