President's Message - March 2017 Print

CBI March Bulletin…2017
“The March Bulletin”…”March”….how can that be? I imagine you are feeling about the same way.  It’s really been a good year.  We have a new board coming into place in about 2 months.  We renewed the Rabbi’s contract for 3 years, we’ve had great events….Adult Education programs, Shabbat Family dinners, great Food Fest, several new members, and more on the way…and a “plethora” of great activities.  I’m proud of our Temple and I’m hoping you are, too. 


At our last board meeting on February 8, we had an ongoing discussion about our “funds”, mainly our Endowment Funds, Cemetery Funds, and Trust Funds.  Richard Leshin has agreed to come to our March board meeting and explain some changes being made to our Funds & Endowments to keep us in compliance with the Laws.  Again, ongoing thanks to Richard for authoring these documents, providing updates, and changes as needed.  He also serves, along with David Engel and Don Feferman, as trustees of our Trust Documents.  Thanks to all of you who volunteer your time and energy to our important committees.  We truly appreciate you. 


Other activities for the month include a great Sisterhood party at Blue Clove, and a trip to the Mosque in Victoria, to take the check ($1800) from our congregation to the Islamic Center in Victoria.  I’m sure you’re aware their mosque was completely destroyed by arson.  The Imam was very receptive and thankful for our gift.


At this point, I’m looking at Sunday, April 2, for our Hebrew Rest ‘workday’.  We’ll get a little closer, and set a date IN INK.  Anything you know of that keep us from turning out on April 2 to clean up that beautiful old cemetery?
Have a great March…

Chris Adler
President, Congregation Beth Israel