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 community and well being of Beth Ami. Here are some of the highlights:
Hiring of Leah Frost as Executive Director.
Updating of the Employee Handbook.
Repair and restoration of the Library – still in progress, but nearing completion.
Installation of the Security Gate and update to make it rain proof — paid for by anonymous donors.
Purim Spiel written by our very own talented Leanne Schy.
Increased enrollment in the Nursery School, the Religious School, and USY.
Nursery and Religious Schools collaboration on many events.
Our USY chapter grew from 1 to 10 and was awarded Chapter of the Year for growth.
Josh Simkovitz is on the Regional USY Board and Daniel Sherman was recognized as USY Board member of the year.
Yom HaAtzmaut celebration that brought in 100 people from the Sonoma County Jewish community and was supported by a $2000 grant from the Jewish Community Federation.
New Member dinner honoring members who have joined within the past year.
Remodeling of the Friedman Center and collaboration between Beth Ami and FC to alleviate parking challenges during major events.
Creation and expansion of the Sustainers’ Circle, thanks to the work of Barbara Tomin and Carolyn Metz.
Revision of the By-Laws by Alan Krubiner, Myrna Morse, and Anne Brown.
I hope that you’ll take a moment to thank a volunteer and think about stepping up to become an active part of our community.
G’mar Hatimah Tovah—May You Be Sealed for a Good Year in the Book of Life.