Board of Directors

 

President

Susan Baum

Vice Presidents

Executive

Larry Buff

Secretary

Doris Jacobson

Treasurer

Barry Klatzker

Ways & Means

Jenny Levy

Facilities

Lou Abramovitz

Finance

Ruth Zakowski

Religion

David Weiss

Alan Pearlman

Parliamentarian

Barry Klatzker

 

Board of Directors

Howard Applebaum

Nellie Blinkis Bressler

Richard Cohen

Ken Levin

Jim Levy

Dr. Robert Singer

Jerry Steinberg

Eudie Steinberg

Ruth Wilkoff

Jack Zakowski

Message from President Susan Baum

Whenever I write this message, I always look at my Jewish calendar to see what holidays are during the month. The month of Tishrei was chock full of holidays from Rosh Hashanah to Simchat Torah. Next comes Cheshvan and lo and behold, there are no holidays. This is the time to take the inspiration and all that we gained during the month of Tishrei and integrate it into our lives.

During Rosh Hashanah services we speak of Tzedakah. During some serious introspection I thanked G-d for my blessings and thought about the charities I wanted to support this year.  In my Kol Nidre appeal I spoke about our Mitzvah Day All Year Round Program and Mary’s Kitchen. Even though Yom Kippur is passed it’s never too late to make a pledge to that fund.

Furthermore, with all the Jewish holidays in September I forgot the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Most of us remember where we were when we first heard about this tragedy on that fateful Tuesday. By Friday, so many of us felt the need to be with our temple family at services to make sure we were all okay. Many of us had a story of a connection to someone directly affected by this event. Our beloved TBE with Rabbi Kieffer, of blessed memory, was there as a comfort to our congregation.

I want to thank Rabbi and Zev for their inspiring services for High Holidays. Also, I want to thank everyone who participated in the services. Finally, I want to thank those who watched our live-stream. In these uncertain times of COVID, I know people want to stay safe so staying home was the best option. We missed you and hope to see you in the future.

Life is short, make it sweet!