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

As most of you know by now, we are honoring Rabbi Berman as he enters retirement. The champagne reception will be Sunday, January 9 at 2:00 PM. Reservations are required by January 2, as well as your good thoughts to go in a reflective journal for Rabbi.  Hope to see everyone there!

 

Since this is a leap year in the Jewish calendar, Tu B’Shevat occurs on January 17 this year. There are many references to trees in the bible too numerous to mention here. They show our love for trees and how they were used for important religious matters. Recently, Tu B’Shevat has been embraced by Jewish environmentalists in Israel and North America as a kind of Jewish Earth Day because of its association with trees and nature. I’m partial to family trees since my last name, Baum, means tree in German.

 

With all the talk of climate change and global warming, this is a time to create some practices that are good for the earth. Of course, plant a tree, use recycled paper, recycle shopping bags, recycle clothes for the needy, and make your own household cleaners from environmentally friendly products. These are just a few examples but if each of us can try some then maybe we can make a difference.

 

See you in shul!