November 2017 Newsletter Article
It is with gratitude that I write to thank all the members of the congregation as well as the members of the 50th Anniversary Committee for planning such a wonderful Gala and year of celebrations. I was very touched to be honored at the Gala, along with Rabbi Bard, the founding families and past presidents. For those who were not there I wanted to share my words of thanks with you as well.
It has been a privilege to serve Congregation Shalom since 1998 and I am deeply grateful to all the lay leaders and especially the presidents who I have worked with as we have pursued the mission of our congregation. Many synagogue communities think of themselves as “special”. After having worked in many synagogues since 1986, I know that Congregation Shalom is special and I feel blessed to be a part of a community that is so caring of its members and the pursuit of Tikkun Olam.
I also want to send my deepest thanks to Hale and Channah who have walked this path with me. Without their love, support and personal sacrifices, I would not have been able to be so present for the congregation.
May we as a community and as an extended family go from strength to strength. Here is to our continued efforts to create a vibrant and purposeful Jewish community that will last another 50 years!