Security Update and Special Meeting on February 10

Keeping Connected January 2019

Dear Friends,

The violence at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh in late October horrified us all, and left us with some valid concerns about safety. I want to assure you that we are taking steps, under Stephen Rodman’s leadership, to review our security protocols. We have met with a lieutenant from the Chelmsford Police Department to get his professional input. He let us know we are already doing some things well. He made some suggestions we plan to implement, and others we are looking into. I want to let you know that we will send an update to our membership with more specific information on security issues in the next month.

On a separate topic, please write Sunday, February 10 in your calendar for a Special Meeting of the congregation. We will meet at 4:30 to request membership approval of expenditures from the Building Fund for replacement of an HVAC system and completion of Board of Health requirements for our kitchen. A formal announcement of the meeting with more information will be sent via email in the next few weeks. In addition, we are looking into the feasibility of allowing virtual participation at congregational meetings. This would allow members who are unable to attend in person to participate fully in a meeting. If you are interested in joining remotely, please let me know now so you can be a part of our dialogue as we work out the logistics. As always, you can reach me at

I wish you and your loved ones a healthy and happy 2019.
Joanna Myers