Posts Categorized: President’s messages

An Appeal for the New Year

If you missed my Kol Nidre High Holiday Appeal, then look no further and read below! I stand here today because I love Beth Ami. It might seem trite but I truly love all that Beth Ami brings to me and my family’s lives. I stepped up to be President just over 2 years ago… Read more »

Shanah Tovah

With the school year in full swing and the High Holidays on the horizon, I am feeling reflective on CBA’s accomplishments of the past year. The work of the Board, committees and numerous volunteers, along with Rabbi Miller and ED Leah Frost, have all contributed and continue to contribute to the success, the sense of… Read more »

General Meeting

As the end of the fiscal year is coming to a close, the Board is busily preparing for the Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 9th. Join us at 6:30 p.m. for appetizers and desserts and the meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall. You’ll have the opportunity to schmooze and meet… Read more »

Welcome Leah Frost

Shalom! I’m thrilled to announce that Leah Frost has accepted the position as Beth Ami’s new Executive Director effective January 25, 2016. Leah will be moving from Davis, California where she has served as Office/Facilities Manager of Congregation Bet Haverim for the past three years. She has over 20 years in the administration field and a… Read more »

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 »

Annual President’s Report minutes

Congregation Beth Ami President Laura Alexander shared the highlights of her first year as President and her willingness to serve another two years if elected. She asked Board members and volunteers to rise to be thanked for their contribution to Beth Ami. The success of Beth Ami relies on everyone helping in whatever way they… 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 »