President’s Message (October 2015)

Dear Temple Sinai Members,

I want to begin by wishing you a happy, healthy new year!

When you read this we will have all celebrated the New Year, and the Day of Atonement. As we reflect during this time about the past year, we also look forward to all the possibility the new year brings.

As for me, I am grateful to be a part of our wonderful Temple Sinai Community. We are truly blessed with great clergy, great staff, and great members! Our leadership team is working hard to make things even better.

As you may recall our three primary objectives are education, service, and community. Here is a quick update on each:

  1. Education: On September 13 our religious school got off to a great start, and we have 129 students. We are excited to announce we have gotten four laptops, a printer, and WiFi throughout the building. We have a terrific school program, but we need to enhance it with technology and we are.
  2. Service: We are in the process of selecting one main service priority as our focus. We are looking at homelessness, literacy, and hunger as three possibilities. We welcome any feedback on this, and once we select one we will be letting everyone know how they can help.
  3. Community: I am very excited to report we have made some great progress here. First, we now have the Jewish Genealogy Society of CT operating out of Temple Sinai. They meet once a month on Sundays, and it is great opportunity to be able to trace your roots. Second, we have started a partnership with UConn’s Judaic Studies Department. They will be doing a free program at Temple Sinai a few times a year. Our first program is tentatively scheduled for December 6 at Temple Sinai. Stay tuned for more details. Finally, we will be having a 60th anniversary gala on April 30!

I am excited about all these wonderful things, and I welcome any feedback you have. I also want to welcome any new members that have recently joined our congregation. I am hopeful you will find us a warm, welcoming community. Please reach out to me if I can be of any help in any way.

L ‘Shana Tova,

Ken Lesser, President new-message24