From Your President (May 2017)

As we approach the month of May, we see our Religious School program come to a close, our fiscal year wrap up and on May 21st, our Annual Meeting. With the Congregation Meeting this month, I will keep my comments short as I hope to see everyone there to hear the state of our Temple physically, spiritually, and fiscally. We will also have the opportunity to elect in new members to our Board. 

It was great to see so many people from our community attend the Holocaust Remembrance Service. Members from several religious organization and governmental offices attended, partook and remembered with us. Rabbi Ed led a extremely moving service organized by Marilyn Katz. We had over 100 people in attendance which was great, but I would like to see more of our own Jewish community. I am as bad as the rest, as this was my first service since becoming a member of TBI. We can’t forget what happened as a Jewish community.

We have a lot of work ahead of us as a Congregation. We need to grow our membership and drive young families into our Religious School. I believe we are at a juncture in our Temple’s future and need to make some critical decisions in the next 12 months that will determine the longevity of our Congregation.

Jeremy Ginsberg, President