Posts By: President

Happy Chanukah

Many of us have had job challenges over the years. Now, both Beth Ami and I, personally, have such challenges. Since these can affect you as a member of Beth Ami, I want to share some background with you. As many of you know, our hard working and talented Carolyn Metz is retiring as Executive… Read more »

Reflecting on my first year

As I reflect on my first year as President of the Board, I will admit that I am not the same President now as I was in the beginning. I have tried to be a facilitator of change and growth to build a stronger and sustainable future for Beth Ami. As part of the Board… Read more »

Chag Sameach!

This Shabbat we will be welcoming friends and family into our homes for the first night of Pesach. We will retell the story of the exodus from Egypt, the youngest child will ask, “why is this night from all other night?” and we will share a festive meal. Why not share a festive meal with… Read more »

Many Thank-Yous

I am honored to represent our community as President of the Board of Directors and want to take a moment to thank our Board members and staff for helping me transition into my new position. I truly could not have stepped into the presidency without all of the support and knowledge of our experienced Board,… Read more »

Our Full-Time Rabbi!

One of the Board’s goals for the past three years has been to offer Rabbi a full time position. I’m happy to announce, effective immediately, that through the Friedman Center, the Friedman Family Endowment Fund has provided funding to bridge the gap to enable us to offer Rabbi Mordecai a full time position for the… Read more »

My Kol Nidrei Appeal

For those that missed my Kol Nidrei Appeal, here is a condensed version of it. Well, sort of condensed. I hope that even if you missed an opportunity to give during the High Holiday Appeal, you will consider giving now. People have asked me, “Why did you volunteer to become President of Beth Ami?” Actually,… Read more »

Hello from Laura Alexander

Dear CBA family, I’m Laura Vrobel Alexander, and I am the newly elected President of Congregation Beth Ami. My family has been a member of Beth Ami for nine years, and we have been very active in the Religious School. You might have even heard some of our musical family members (my father-in-law on clarinet,… Read more »

President’s Message, November 8, 2013

Dear CBA family, This week we were all shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden and untimely death of John Metz. John and his mother Florence have been part of the Beth Ami family for many years. Mieneke and I met John when we first visited Beth Ami. We both appreciated his infectious humor… Read more »

President’s Message, November 1, 2013

Dear CBA family, At our recent Board retreat, your Board of Directors completed a two year project of rephrasing our mission, (what we are trying to do) and our values. Our rephrased mission statement is as follows “Congregation Beth Ami enriches our lives, transforms our hearts, helps heal the world and sustains our Jewish heritage…. Read more »

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… Read more »