David Budman

President

There are so many exciting things happening at our synagogue that I don’t know where to start. I’m sure by now you’ve heard about our SOLD OUT raffle that raised over $125,000 this year to help us with programming, building upkeep and member outreach. Winners were announced at our Second Annual Shaare Zion BBQ. It was so much fun, even the non-winners had a good time.

Another new programme we are excited about has to do with the day you were born. Our synagogue started Birthday Shabbats this year, where one Shabbat a month, those who celebrate a birthday are honored with Aliyot and a special Kiddush (yes, of course, there’s cake).

At the Board level, new members have been welcomed and new Committees have been struck.

That’s where you come in.

With all the energy and ideas flying around Shaare Zion, we need more input from members like you. If you have thought about volunteering but aren’t sure where to start, please give us a call and we will find a place for you. If you have a vision for a particular initiative, please let us know and we will find a place for you too.

Finally, If you only have an hour a month to spare, please consider attending a Daily Minyan service. Services are held Sunday through Friday for our members who are saying Kaddish or have Yahrzeit. Even if you don’t know all the prayers or the tunes, just showing up and completing the Minyan is a Mitzvah.

We look forward to hearing from you.

On behalf of Amy, our children Ezra, Benjamin, Liberty and myself I’d like to wish you a sweet and Happy New Year. May we all be inscribed in the Book of Life.