Well, as Jack Nicholson said in the movie, The Shining, "I’m Baaaaack!!!"
I am honored to be the ENJC President again. We are facing challenging times, but I am convinced that we have started the turn-around with a few positive steps. First we have hired Fran Pearlman as the principal of our Religious School. Fran comes to us with tremendous experience and some exciting ideas for the school year. She has already been busy working on programming. We have hired Lisa Maron as a tutor for our Bar and Bat Mitzvah students. The parents and children have been very happy with how their lessons are progressing.
ENJC has hired Larry Magarick as our cantor for the High Holidays. Chazzan Magarick lives in Brooklyn and is excited to be our fill-in cantor. Please join us on Selichot, Saturday night September 1 to meet Cantor Larry.
The High Holidays represent a special time to connect with the Jewish community. We share in observing the beginning of our new year with Jews worldwide. And, at the ENJC, as the seats fill in our sanctuary, we are thrilled to see fellow congregants at synagogue meetings and social events, members of our shul that perhaps we haven't seen since this time last year, extended family members, and we welcome our newest members as well.
While this is a time of anticipation and joy, it is a time of reflection as well. We look at our actions of the past year and formulate resolutions for the year to come. This is a time to connect with our Jewish identity, to celebrate changes and plan ahead. So why not resolve to become more involved with your Jewish community in the coming year?
I want to thank all of the board members in advance of the work that they will be doing for our shul in the next year. I appreciate the commitment that all the new and returning board members are making.
If you have pre-school or school-aged children, bring them to Tot Shabbats, Jr. Congregation and Youth Group events. While you’re at it, have a say in what they’re learning and doing in Religious School and come to our Education meetings or Youth Group Committee meetings.
If you’re interested in how our Jewish history, customs and beliefs affect our daily lives, participate in our Adult Education programs. You can also come to Ritual meetings and take part in the decisions that affect how we, at the ENJC, follow the traditions of our faith.
Do you follow Israeli politics, or are you interested in Israeli culture? Come hear speakers, do some Israeli dancing, enjoy Israeli foods, and while you’re at it, get involved with the Israeli Advocacy and Cultural Affairs Committee.
If you enjoy our programming – holiday celebrations, Chavurah Dinners, golf outings, fantasy sport leagues, Paid-Up Membership Dinners and Casino Nights – join Men’s Club or Sisterhood, where you are also welcomed to join their boards and committees. And of course you can be a part of the Community Relations and Fundraising committees of the ENJC as well.
If you are proficient with computer graphic software, our communications outlets would welcome your involvement with the Bulletin, Weekly Update and ENJC.org website.
And if you are concerned about the welfare of your fellow congregants, please consider joining the Chesed Committee.
These and many more opportunities await you at the ENJC. You can choose to simply participate, or you can be involved behind the scenes. But please resolve to be more involved in all that the ENJC has to offer in the year ahead.
|Executive Vice President||Richard Kessler|
|Building Administration Vice President||Wendy Isaac|
|Community Relations Vice President||Ilene Glatman|
|Fundraising Vice President||Scott Keiser|
|House Administration Vice President||Karen Tyll|
|Membership Vice President||Linda Pollack|
|Ritual Vice President||Ed Isaac|
|Youth Vice President||Allan Berman|
|Education Vice President||Brad Becker|
|Finance Vice President||Brian Kain|
|Financial Secretary||Gabe Weinstein|
|Corresponding Secretary||Sue Kazzaz|
|Recording Secretary||Robin Kain|
|Past President||Eric Loring|
|Sisterhood President||Anita Slade|
|Men's Club President||Steve Krantz|
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