President's Message - May 2015 Print

I can’t begin to talk about May without recognizing several people and events that made April a success.  For those of you that joined us for the Broadway Musical show and dinner, we have Carol Rehtmeyer, Ann Engel, Phyllis Roseman and Chris Adler to thank for such a great evening.  And if you enjoyed visiting the museum, why not consider purchasing a membership at the Museum of Science and History?  I think you will all agree it is a fabulous place and deserving of our support.  Please look in this bulletin for information about becoming a member! Thanks also to the CBI Sisterhood for once again hosting the special dinner commemorating the second night of Passover.  Thanks also to Rabbi Emanuel for leading a great Seder. We celebrated our second Bat Mitzvah of the year and look forward to several more in the next few months.  In addition, there was several adult education opportunities offered to our members this month as well .It is never a dull moment around Congregation Beth Israel.

May 31 is the end of CBI’s fiscal year.   This means your board is very busy.   The finance committee is busy preparing for the 2015-2016 budget, the nominating committee is working on the slate of incoming officers,  and the Recognition committee is meeting to select a member  to single out for their hard work on behalf of our congregation.  However, we are not just looking forward:  we are busy just doing a regular month’s worth of activities.   This month, that means a Men’s Club Function, A Hooks/Havdalah event, recognition of the new members  that have joined CBI, a Bar and Bat Mitzvah, confirmation and a Family Shabbat Dinner.    Please find several activities that you enjoy and support them.  We are always in need of help for these activities.  If you have some ideas or could spare a little time to help make an event a success, please reach out to me or another board member.  Hope to see you at CBI this month!

Suzy Hilliard   
President, Congregation Beth Israel