Yom Shlishi, 5 Av 5778

President's Letter, September 2014

on Friday, 15 August 2014. Posted in President

Happy New Year!

 Because fall is my favorite season, I always welcome September and what I hope is the start of a beautiful season of colored leaves and crisp air. I also look forward to fall because I know it means High Holy Days are upon us—sometimes earlier, sometimes later. This year, it will be late September before we gather for the first service. Maybe with any mazel, it will feel more like fall on Rosh HaShanah this year.

It is always so joyful to gather together for these special days and to see old friends and make new acquaintances. I do hope you and yours are looking forward to the holidays as much as I am and that you will be joining the Temple Israel community at services.

This is the time of year when we are asked to renew our financial commitment to Temple Israel. I hope that you will also take a few minutes during this season of reflection to ask yourself what being a member of Temple Israel means to you. Is there some way you could step up to serve the Temple this year that you have not in the past year? Is this the year you will participate in a study group, coordinate a project or event, or offer to serve on the Board? I invite you to consider these opportunities and maybe others that are important to you and could add to the vibrancy of our Temple community for all of us at Temple Israel.

I wish you a sweet and meaningful High Holy Day season, and a crisp and beautiful fall.

L’Shanah Tova,






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