Posts Categorized: President’s messages

Across the Interfaith Table dinner 

Dear Congregants and Beth Ami Nursery School Families, below is an announcement about Across the Interfaith Table 2017 that will occur on Sunday, August 27th from 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM. This event is a once a year opportunity for individuals from all faiths to learn more about other religions and to build new relationships. Beth Ami is… Read more »

From Our New President

It is the day after the Annual Membership meeting and my election as President of Beth Ami for the 2nd time in my life. The first time was almost 20 years ago—the 3rd year after becoming a member of the shul. I appreciate the confidence and support of the many members who encouraged me to… Read more »


In the secular world when one is asked about values one might think of American, family or religious values. As President, I am guided by our Beth Ami values to help make decisions and help guide our Board. I often hear the words “Jewish values” tossed around but what do they really mean? I turned… Read more »

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 »