President's Message - March 2016 Print

Robert and I were in San Antonio this weekend for a wonderful family event…the naming of a new baby girl and addition to our family.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Congregation Agudas Achim as it’s always a pleasure to visit other congregations.  The Hazzan, Jeremy Lipton, led the services and gave a thought provoking sermon Saturday morning. He spoke about “Partnerships”.  He asked us to think about the partnerships we have in our lives…business partnerships, partnerships with friends, different family members, a spouse, but he targeted our Partnerships with God.  So often we ask, or expect, God to solve a problem, or cure an illness, or give us something, but we fail to think about our lives as a “partnership” with God.  It’s up to US to do our part, too.  We must work toward solving our life situations, always doing our own part, along with asking for help.

Great events going on at CBI.  We enjoyed our Adult Education program last weekend.  Our speaker, Joel Hoffman, was excellent and gave us a lot to think about and ponder.  Thanks for your help and support for this three day event.  Sisterhood trip to Port Aransas on Sunday was great fun.  Beginning of March is right here..how can that be???  Looking forward to Eli Susser’s Bar Mitzvah this weekend.  Love the Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, the family dinners, and Shabbats we celebrate on a regular basis.  Come join us. We will be celebrating Purim, and have a great CBI Progressive Dinner on Sunday, March 27 to welcome ALL the new members.  Mark your calendar…you won’t want to miss any of our upcoming events.


Chris Adler, President
Congregation Beth Israel.