President's Message - April 2016 Print


If you missed our CONGREGATIONAL PROGRESSIVE DINNER last weekend, you missed an incredible party.  We had 85+ of our members come together for a great time of food, fellowship, and fun.  It was a wonderful time to see old friends, but also a great time to welcome all the new families to Congregation Beth Israel.  From the first stop at Carol Rehtmeyer’s house for drinks and fellowship, to Chris and Robert Adler’s for dinner, and on to  Laura and David Hausman’s for dessert, it was an ongoing, traveling party of our members having a great time.  It's near impossible to thank everyone who helped on this CBI event, but we must give a big thanks to Ann Engel, for chairing our "dinner party", along with most capable members, Phyllis Roseman, Pat Susser, Mike Trimyer, and all others who baked, donated wine, or helped in any way.

At the CBI Board Meeting last week, we had many issues to cover.  The ending of the Temple year is close; therefore Robin Adams and her finance committee have started work on the upcoming budget.  We have settled some insurance issues we had, thanks to the leadership of Greg Marks, our URJ dues have been negotiated, thanks to George Kopf, and our refugee relocation program is working and our partnership with Catholic Charities moves forward.  Linda Snider is doing an excellent job on our Social Issues and gives us ongoing updates on the homeless and our participation in the city programs.  Several of our members are working on this issue on a regular basis.  A new nominating committee, headed by past president, Suzy Hilliard, has been appointed, and will begin working on filling the board for next year.

A HUGE thank you goes out to the Sisterhood of CBI for their contribution of $37,000 to Congregation Beth Israel from the Food Fest event this year.  This money will go a long way to help CBI meet our financial obligations.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sisterhood, for this gift.

I’m looking forward to Passover.  Hope you will join us for 2nd night Seder on Saturday night, April 23,  at the Temple.  Be sure to make your reservations soon.
Chris Adler, President,


Chris Adler, President
Congregation Beth Israel.