This is the final article I will write as your President. I want to thank the congregation for giving me the opportunity to serve our synagogue in this capacity. I have been honored to work with a dedicated Board of Trustees who have all contributed to providing the leadership necessary to keep our organization moving forward. I’ve been blessed to work with our spiritual and education leaders who provide the foundation of what Temple Beth Ami stands for. And I’ve been privileged to work with staff and volunteers who are critical to the operation of our synagogue, as well as the many programs and events throughout the year.
Please take a moment over the next month to thank the people who have contributed to another vibrant, productive, and fun year at Temple Beth Ami. It truly takes a village. Without the time, effort, and commitment of those truly committed spiritual leaders, staff members, Board Trustees, and member volunteers, Temple Beth Ami could not exist. Without the generosity of those members who have donated their hard earned money and their valuable time, Temple Beth Ami could not exist. And without the commitment of new leaders, Temple Beth Ami will not continue to grow.
I do want to give special recognition to those who have made generous donations throughout the year. I have not been as diligent as I should have in writing personal thank you notes or individually recognizing all the generous donors. But please know that each and every one of you has my most sincere gratitude.
While I am thrilled to be passing the torch to our new Executive Board and Board of Trustees, I do want to recognize the outgoing team…though, most will continue in new roles. Rosemary Watson has been an amazing Executive Vice President, taking on much more responsibility than any EVP should. We/I are/am lucky to have her! Andy Steier and Jeff Stein have been diligent in their roles as Secretary and Treasurer and absolutely critical members of the leadership team. And John Stulman’s support and contributions as Immediate Past President have been invaluable to me.
I look forward to seeing all of you at our exciting end of year event, Forever Tonight. This event is going to be incredible! The entertainment lineup is impressive. Lee and Joyce Shulman are a wonderful couple who contribute so much to our synagogue and the Santa Clarita community. And this amazing event will raise much needed funds for Temple Beth Ami. Tickets start at just $25, so please purchase your tickets today and join us for this special celebration!
Thank you once again and I wish you all a relaxing summer.