President’s Message, October 25, 2013

Dear CBA family,

Congratulations to everyone who volunteered for or participated in our Rockin’ Shabbat last week. We had dozens of excited participants, and the Beth Ami and You program before hand was also successful.
We are so proud of our Rockin’ Shabbat program: it has continued to grow each month. If you have not attended, please consider coming to one of these very musical, very different Shabbat programs.

On October 30 Shani Simkovitz will give a special presentation from 7-8:30 pm. This is a special program to tell us about Gush Etzion, its’ role in the Israeli War of Independence, and the museum and memorial being established to commemorate this. It promises to be an interesting evening.

This week your Board of Directors again discussed the possibility of locking our gates at night. This is to discourage vandalism and trespassing, and is considered a valuable security action. The Board felt there still was not enough information available to make a decision. We also heard an update on the SAY(Social Action on Youth) project on the Warrick campus. Also, we continue to take actions to change our name from the Jewish Community Center of Santa Rosa to Congregation Beth Ami. After all these years, we still have areas we need to clear up.

Please join us this week end for lay-led services.

Shabbat Shalom!!

Arnold