Hello Temple Beth El friends, I am excited to introduce myself as your new Partnership Liaison! I’m sure I have a lot in common with many of you. I am a busy wife and mother, and currently hold down two jobs. Additionally, I’m in an Interfaith marriage. But even after juggling many different responsibilities, I have found my work on behalf of Temple Beth El to strengthen and grow our already awesome community satisfying and rewarding.
I wasn’t always involved in temple life. As a congregant for 18 years, it wasn’t until 5 years ago that I stepped into temple leadership. It all began with a call from the Nominating Committee. My name came up as someone who might be interested in serving on the board of trustees. I thought the call was odd since I was not that involved in temple activities. I rarely came to Friday night services and didn’t volunteer much. The one thing I did do was participate with my kids at their religious school events, something that gave me great enjoyment. When the opportunity presented itself to be on the board, I thought why not? That’s when temple life really took off for me. A year later I found out that it was Rabbi Clopper who had nominated me – he saw my future here at Temple Beth El.
As I embark on this new adventure as Partnership Liaison, my mission is to help youfind your place here at Temple Beth El. After a number of conversations with congregants, I’ve noticed that many just don’t know where to begin; daily life has so many distractions, or folks simply don’t know how to get involved. That is where I come in. I want to help you be a part of this vibrant, fantastic, and welcoming synagogue in a manner that fits with your schedule and needs.
There is always something happening at the temple. Check our website at www.tbeli.organd look in the Month in Action that is mailed to your home.
Are you confused about the temple’s Sustaining Partnership ‘dues’ structure? Another part of my responsibility is to assist new Gift Members and current Partners with questions you may have concerning your Sustaining Partnership pledge. Remember, you can always reach out to me as I can help.
As someone who has worked in the service industry for over 30 years, I’m a people person. I hope you will pick up the phone when I call to introduce myself. Please take some time to consider how Temple Beth El can best meet your needs. When you’re at temple, feel free to stop by my office and say hello. Together we can continue to enjoy and grow our wonderful temple community. Thank you for your support and commitment to Temple Beth El!