"The act of giving reflects a heartfelt attitude and announces to God and to the world that we are indeed thankful for the blessings of our lives."
Kol Nidrei 5784
"Last year at this time, I challenged you all to Engage, Connect and Support. I am happy to say, you didn’t just do it, you crushed it! Although the pandemic was ending, most people were still choosing to engage online rather than in person. That is no longer the case. Our in-person worship services, concerts, and educational programs were all very well attended. Our communal Shabbat dinner, Passover Seder, and Spring Gala honoring Marc Becker were all sold out. Attendance at our 20s and 30s events as well as at our newly formed 70+ initiatives also reached record attendance. And we restarted our travel program with successful trips to Israel, Portugal, and the South. We are one community but also a community of communities, and people are choosing to engage and connect in the many ways offered.
You also showed up through your generosity toward our Kol Nidrei Appeal. We cannot do all that we do without your financial support, as membership dues and tuition are not sufficient to cover our expenses, especially in an era of rising costs. I hear people say that we are a rich congregation, but that does not mean we can do it all, as the aspirations of our clergy and the demands, needs, and wants of our members keep the bar high, and rising. Thank you again for supporting us.”