President’s Message (September 2015)

Dear Fellow Temple Sinai Members,

I hope you all have enjoyed the summer, and are gearing up for a busy fall at the Temple.  The High Holidays are right around the corner, and I look forward to seeing you during this special time as we get together for prayer and reflection. As I have just started my term as President, I couldn’t be more excited about where we are as a congregation and our possibilities for the future.  We are a strong and vibrant community made up of outstanding staff, and terrific members.

We have three main areas of focus this year. They are: community, service, and education.  Here is a quick look at each:

  1. Community—we are working hard to connect with the broader Jewish community and will have a 60th anniversary gala on April 30 to celebrate our great history. Additionally, we have many other things planned.
  2. Service—we are going to select one area to focus our service efforts on and everyone is encouraged to help.  We will also continue our great partnership with Foodshare, and to support those who don’t have enough food to eat in Greater Hartford.
  3. Education—we are going to enhance our current strong program by adding technology into the classrooms. I welcome any suggestions, input, or questions on these initiatives.

Finally, I want to make special note of our new members joining us at the High Holidays for the first time. Welcome!!! I look forward to greeting you.

L’shana Tova
Ken Lesser, President new message24