Kislev here already?

The Jewish month of Chesvan, the so called quiet month, seemed to go by so quickly… now Kislev, the month of Chanukah, is here.  After the High Holidays we have a whole month to recoup, or so it seems. In reality, the board is making plans for the rest of the...

L’Shanah Tovah

From the Board of Directors and staff of Congregation Beth Ami to you and all you hold close: May you be inscribed for a year of abundant blessing: health, happiness and prosperity. May our Creator find every one of us worthy of a year where Truth, Justice and...

Change and Tikkun Olam during COVID

One thing we are, as a people, is resilient. At the mid-year meeting, I was amazed at how many people were talking about the good works they were doing and the opportunities to get involved. As we begin to emerge from our homes again, there are so many more...

Increased use of masks for winter

With Omicron and Delta COVID strains and influenza in the community and with a rise of cases in California, the mask mandate for indoor public services has been issued by the governor. For the Congregation, all agreed we are back to masking inside for services with...

Working on Chanukah plans

Our Staff and volunteers are working together to plan two large Chanukah parties with food and activities for all. The plans are to ensure that everyone is safe and can come on the campus during Hanukkah to enjoy the season. The congregation’s vaccinated adults’...

Where do we go from here?

As a member of the Board of Directors and the Reopening Task Force, a lot of questions have been on my mind, especially now as the new CBA Board President. The main one is: how do we reopen and make everyone feel safe? How do we start to have congregant participation...