For Congregation B'nai Israel to continue to serve the Jewish Community we need to all work together. We owe this to our ancestors and our descendants.
There are two ways that we keep B'nai Israel alive;
Please pay your dues and your High Holiday pledge. When it comes to volunteering, I want every single one of you to take a role in this generous and caring community. We all want a congregation we can rely on in times of joy and in times of pain. I need all of you to take part in my vision of what the B'nai Israel Community should look like. Please get involved in one
of our committees. Each committee is important;
the Sunshine Committee is our outreach committee that gives support, and help to members of our community that
need assistance. If you have a little time, please consider that committee.
The Ways and Means Committee runs our social events throughout the year. I know many of you are skilled in organization, please consider sharing that with everyone.
The Education committee keeps the Religious School running smoothly and gives our children a Jewish education that will give them confidence about their Judaism for the rest of their lives. Think about the young families we have in our community and how you can take part in raising all of our Jewish children together.
The Building and Grounds Committee takes care of our physical surroundings
and the Religious Committee focuses on our spiritual needs.
Also consider Membership, Publicity, Library, Cemetery and Beautification Committees.
Please let me know your area of interest and expertise and I will be happy to appoint you to the appropriate committee.
To conclude… I NEED everyone to find a niche they can fit into so that your need to be involved in our community goes nicely with the roles needed to keep us running smoothly. So when something challenging happens to a member of our community, we all have roles to help and when something wonderful happens to a member of our community, we all have roles to share in that joy.
Thank you for the great honor of being President of Congregation B'nai Israel, I am humbled. I embrace the responsibility and ask each member of our congregation to help me.