Of course, I’m very fortunate to have a terrific team - the dedicated members of our Temple Board. We have a talented and experienced Executive Committee with Lori Litel as Vice President, Erika Schwartz as Treasurer, Kim Vogel as Secretary and Rosemary Watson as Past President. And, we have a wonderful Board of Trustees-at-Large with lots of experience to share – Cheryl Cogan, Doreen Hawbecker, Dr. Mike Shoenwetter, Jennifer Twitchell, Chaz Peretz, Bill Schwartz and our newly joined Board member – Karen Blum.
Our newly elected Temple Board will have its first meeting July 15 at 6:30 PM - members in good standing are welcome to attend.
We have lots to do in the upcoming year! Can you believe we’re almost halfway through the summer? (Where does the time go?) That means High Holidays will be upon us before we know it. We’ll be having services for the third year in a row at the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, starting with Erev Rosh Hashanah on September 9.
Throughout our upcoming year, our TBA Board is committed to provide our synagogue community with value through varied, rewarding and interesting activities. In addition to our wonderful Shabbat and Jewish holiday services, we offer an excellent religious school program lead by Educational Director Jennifer Twitchell, adult learning opportunities such as the Torah Program on Tuesday mornings, Adult Education on Wednesday evenings and the Meditation program on Thursday evenings. Furthermore, our Family Promise and Food Pantry programs provide support to those in need of extra help in our Santa Clarita community.
Of course, to provide these programs, we need participation from our members to make them happen. One of the best ways to do so is by becoming a member of our Temple Board. If you have a willingness to lead and serve, to provide your skills, talents, creativity and effort to Temple activities, then Board membership is a great opportunity for you to do so. I’m proud of our Board members and grateful that they have chosen Temple Beth Ami as their way of serving our community.