President’s Message (February 2016)

Dear Temple Sinai Members,

As we begin 2016, I am so excited about all the wonderful things planned for this spring. However, before I tell you about those events, I want to mention that we will soon be transitioning away from two great staff members of the temple.

As you know Cantor Gordon has retired as of the end of December 2015, and is greatly missed. Cantor Gordon has provided us with her wonderful work in bringing us prayer in song with her beautiful voice and has worked so beautifully with our Religious School students. She had also been instrumental in preparing our Bar and Bat Mitzvah students. She will be greatly missed. Andy Wizner is chairing the Cantor Search Committee and you will see our progress by reading their article.

Our Temple Administrator, Joyce Sturm, has announced her retirement this May. We have started the process of hiring another great Temple Administrator. Joyce has done an amazing job for us over her 15+ years. She will be greatly missed.

As for upcoming events, we have the following four special programs that I’d like to highlight:

  1. Sunday, February 7, 9:15 a.m.—Our New Member/Volunteer breakfast. All temple members are welcome.
  2. Saturday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.—Cindy Lesser & Friends will present an evening of musical entertainment, which will be a benefit to fight hunger in our area.
  3. Sunday, February 21, 9:30 a.m.—Dr. Jeffrey Shoulson, UConn Professor of Judaic Studies, will speak.
  4. Saturday evening, April 30—Temple Sinai’s 60th Anniversary GALA celebration will take place. Stay tuned for more details.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions on these events or other items of concern.

Ken Lesser, Presidentnew message24