President’s Message (May – June 2015)

Dear Temple Sinai Members,

As this is my last bulletin article as President, I would like to take this chance to thank you for the honor and privilege of this opportunity. I have gotten to know so many of you and am always humbled by the dedication that our members have to our Temple family. On many occasions, I have asked you to participate in an event, chair a committee, financially support the Temple, etc. etc. Without fail, you have responded in a far more positive manner than may have been expected. There is no question that I could not have done this position without your help and support, so many, many thanks from the bottom of my heart.

Ken Lesser, who will be our next President, has many new ideas and a sincere devotion to Temple Sinai where he grew up and has followed in the path set by his parents. We continue to have a board comprised of dedicated people whose energy and enthusiasm will carry our congregation successfully into the future. I know you will help Ken and the rest of the board as you have helped me.

We continue to work on the revisions to the bulletin and I hope to be able to discuss this at the annual meeting on May 17. As I have mentioned before, our goal is to have the bulletin mailed to all members, but need to do that in a fiscally responsible way. I hope that you can attend our annual meeting to not only find out about the bulletin changes, but also to hear what has occurred in the past year and plans for the coming one. Also on May 17 we will be celebrating Rabbi Bennett’s special birthday and hope you will stay for this fun filled event.

Please check the May – June bulletin for the many other events in May and June. I especially would like to put in a plug for Mitzvah Day and the FoodShare Walk against Hunger which will be May 3. As I have mentioned before, Tikkun Olam (repairing our world) is an essential Jewish value and this day will be a perfect opportunity for you to participate in fulfilling our mission. Even if you don’t sign up ahead of time, please join us for a morning of activities and an afternoon of exercise! I think the weather has always cooperated, so no excuse for staying home.

Again I would like to express my gratitude for your support for the last three years and your many contributions that make Temple Sinai such a special religious community.


Carol Benjamin, President new message24