Posts Categorized: President’s messages

Hello from My Home Bunker!

I hope you are all staying safe, healthy and connected. A big shout out and Todah Rabah (Thank you) to Bernard and Maria Soltes, owners of Pasta Etc, who have contributed boxed meals of fresh pasta and sauce for distribution to Beth Ami and Nursey School members who have been particularly hard by the economic… Read more »

Thanks between holidays

With the High Holidays completed, I thank those who were instrumental in creating a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere of traditional services both at the Friedman Center and in the Beth Ami Sanctuary. Thanks above all go to Lee Feinstein, Chair of Religious Practices; to Rabbi Miller; to David Ackerman, the new Chazzan, and to you, those… Read more »

A Time of Reflection

I’m looking forward to our time together during the upcoming Holy Days: A time of reflection, wonder, prayer, support, making things right where one can do so; I’m looking forward to greeting you and sharing our grief and joy, our hopes and yes, our fears, and our prayers for renewal. When you come to the… Read more »

Have a good summer!

Wahoo — We have officially entered the new fiscal year of Congregation Beth Ami, FY 2020: you have a new Board of Directors (listed below), you’ve received your membership renewal notices (please rsvp), and the calendar of events and programs is being developed, including preparations for the High Holidays (September 29)., and many staff vacations… Read more »

A Post Chanukah Story and Thanks

Catching up on my e-mail messages I came across an article by Rabbi Michael Gold of Temple Beth Torah Sha’aray Tzedek in Tamarac, Florida. Rabbi Gold was the scholar-in-residence at Beth Ami about nine years ago. In his message, Rabbi Gold states that on the previous Friday, he saw the miracle of Chanukah first hand… Read more »

Nava Tehila

Yesterday, we celebrated the eighth night of Chanukah with our annual celebration attended by more than 200 adults and children. There were fun activities for the children, singing, and latkes, latkes and more latkes. Thank you to everyone who helped make the celebration a success. A special thanks to Bobbie Rosenthal for coordinating the party…. Read more »

Rocks, Pebbles, Sand

The High Holy Days will be upon us within a few weeks. The month preceding Rosh Hashanah – Elul, the sixth month of the Jewish year – has no special importance in the Bible or in early rabbinic writing. Various customs arose sometime during the first millennium that designated Elul as the time to prepare… Read more »

From Carolyn Metz, VP Administration

Dear Friends, If you missed the Annual Meeting on June 10, you missed a opportunity to mingle with members, elect new Directors to the Board, celebrate highlights of the year past and debate the benefits of a membership dues increase. You’ll get an update in the Membership Renewal letter which is in the mail –… Read more »

Coming Together

Dear Members, Nursery School Families, and Friends, Yesterday evening we had a healing service attended by about 100 people. The number of people in attendance was double the number I expected. I express my thanks to Rabbi Miller, Lisa Iskin, and Diana Klein from the JFCS who contributed in making the evening meaningful for everyone… Read more »