Co-Presidents Message

Welcome to June 2022.
According to Temple Israel’s Constitution, Officer and Trustee terms begin on June 1st.  Therefore, although the Temple Board will be installed on June 10th, our terms of office have begun.
As our first task we want to thank past presidents Jerrold Gross and Alan Siegel for their dedication to and efforts on behalf of this congregation and this synagogue these last four years, especially for the responsibilities and special challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
We look forward to working together, with the Board, with Rabbi Howald and with all of you to continue the gift that is Temple Israel as your second home as a house of prayer, study and community.
As we organize ourselves in this time of transition, we welcome your input and questions.  And we hope to see you in person often in June as much is happening both in the synagogue and away.
Shavuot will be observed and celebrated with Congregant Torah Readers and our future Confirmands symbolically receiving the Torah Tablets. Jacob Chason and Ethan Schwartz each will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah. Silvia and Samuel Gornstein are the Temple Israel honorees at the UJA Federation Annual Community Celebration at the Bernikow JCC. Adult Learning is having a Book Discussion.  The FUNdraising Committee is sponsoring a fun and social evening at Temple “A Taste of the Rothchild Legend”.  Sisterhood will have their “End of Year Dinner” at the Staaten. Please check this E-Shalom Bulletin for more specific information re: dates, times and location for these observances, events as well as other available activities.
And toward the end of this month, we will be saying farewell to Student Cantor Shirel Richman and Lincoln Richman after two years.  We thank them both for their musical talents and the spirit they brought to our Services and to the Congregation.  We wish them only the best as they continue on their journey.
Finally, as noted above the Temple Board Installation will be during the Friday night Erev Shabbat Service of June 10thand the Sisterhood/Brotherhood Installation will be during the Friday night Erev Shabbat Service of June 17th.  We encourage you to attend and support your fellow congregants as they take on or continue to accept the responsibilities necessary for the strength and growth of our Temple Israel and our Community.
Stay Safe and Be Well,
Bryn, Linda, Sandy and Felicia
Bryn Biren, Linda Brill, Sandy Mazzucco, , Felicia Otto
Co-Presidents