Posts By: President

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 »

President’s Message, October 18, 2013

Dear CBA family, Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help the children at tonight’s “Rockin Shabbat” for Beth Ami and You, and later for the dinner for the entire congregation. We appreciate eveyone’s volunteer efforts And thank you to all the volunteers who are working on our 70th Anniversary celebration, the weekend of January… Read more »

President’s Message October 11, 2013

Dear CBA family, The suspense is over!! We can all mark our calendars!! Mark Rosen, Chair of the Congregation Beth Ami 70th Anniversary Committee, has announced that the Committee chose the week end of January 24-26, 2014, for our 70 year Anniversary Celebration. (This is the week end with no football, one week before the… Read more »

President’s Message, September 13, 2013

Dear CBA family, What lovely services we had last week with Rabbi Miller and Cantor Krieger!! There were a lot of new faces at services, and I hope to meet many more new friends this weekend. On Friday night we will have or first ever pre-Yom Kippur dinner. And after services we will have our… Read more »

President’s Message, August 30, 2013

Dear CBA family, What a wonderful Rockin’ Shabbat we experienced!! Dozens of people, many of whom do not usually attend services, had a Rockin’ good time, and experienced a meaningful Shabbat. Thank you to Saul Kaye, our visiting professional. And thank you to Sarah and Susan Miller, Barbara Tomin, Ronit Glickman, Barb McGee, Pnina Loeb,… Read more »