President’s Message (December 2015)

Dear Temple Sinai Members,

On behalf of the Board, I would like to say a big thank you for your generosity. Our holiday donations to Foodshare, and our High Holiday Pledges, were very significant. I am very grateful for your continued generosity.

I am excited to report that the Temple is bustling with activity. We continue to make progress on our three main priorities of service, education, and community. In the area of service, we have decided to focus our energies on Hunger. We will look to complement the great work the Social Action Committee is already doing on this. Stay tuned for more information of how everyone can play a part.

As far as community, we have so many wonderful programs going on for our Temple Community and the wider community. Also, please stay tuned for more information on our 60th Anniversary Celebration Weekend, April 29 – May 1.

In the area of education, we recently provided training to our teachers on how to best use the new laptops in the classroom.

Finally, I wanted to share with you that the Rabbi, Carol, Joyce and I have just returned from the URJ Biennial (Union for Reform Judaism). The Biennial was pure magic, from the incredible music, powerful worship, interesting and helpful workshops, and finally to listening to Vice President Joe Biden. We have learned many helpful things we can possibly put into practice at Temple Sinai. I do want to emphasize that as I sat in meetings with Presidents from other congregations, I realized even more how special a place Temple Sinai is! I heard of so many different significant challenges facing these congregations, and we are much better off than most. I am very proud of the culture of inclusion we have, led by the Rabbi, and how we have such a wonderful caring Temple Community.

Please let me know if anyone has any comments or suggestions, and I look forward to seeing many of you at our Chanukah Shabbat on December 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Thank you.

Ken Lesser, Presidentnew message24