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A Message From Our President 2015/2016

SteveDear Members and Friends:

It is most difficult to fathom that yet another year has passed.  Is it merely my imagination, or, does time pass far more quickly, the older we get?  After all, do not the same time parameters apply – 60 seconds to a minute; 60 minutes to an hour?  In any case, here’s hoping that you and your family are well and we wish you a healthy and gratifying year ahead.

We sincerely hope that you are enjoying summertime – when the living is easy – and given how quickly time seems to fly by, bring to your attention that the High Holy Days are right around the corner.  And, we cordially invite you to join us for the most important period on the Jewish calendar.  Temple Beth El opens its doors to all who wish to attend our High Holy Day services.  There are no tickets to purchase, nor do we charge any additional fees.  I would, however, recommend that you do make arrangements early, as – given the space limitations of our sanctuary – we don’t want anyone who wishes to attend, to be disappointed. 

As many of you are aware, Abby Michaleski, our Temple Beth El spiritual leader, was ordained a Rabbi this year.  She has worked tirelessly for many years and her efforts were rewarded with her ordination.  We at Temple Beth El could not be more proud of her accomplishment.  We are kvelling and bursting at the seams!  Having Rabbi Abby lead our services is a great honor and, for those who have yet to be present when she conducts a service,  please know that it is an experience that you will not soon forget.  Following one of our services, I can assure you that you will feel better about yourself and life, in general.

We are celebrating our 78th year here in Hammonton, NJ.  We are proud to be etched into the very fiber of this wonderful community.  There is a very special feeling, a closeness, one with which members of Temple Beth El are quite aware.  If you are not yet a member, we cordially invite you to become one – so, you too, can experience that special feeling.  There’s always room – and we can scoot over – to make room for you! 

Thank you so much for your time and here’s wishing you and your family a happy, healthy, peaceful and joyous New Year!

Warmest personal regards,

Stephen R. Schwartz