This week marked the first meeting of the board and I am delighted to report that progress is already underway for a number of exciting projects. As these projects commence, I have come to appreciate the unique and diverse range of skills and experience that are based within our own community. It has also made me think, are there hidden experts in the community that I am not aware of.
Is this you?
Do you have experience in digital media? Are you a website superstar? Are you a photographer or videographer, a designer or musician? Whatever you may be an expert at, I would love to hear from you!
You can always reach me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or, why not stop by shule this Shabbat and say hello in person?
I hope you have all had a great week,
This week has been a busy one, with Rabbi Chaim and I enjoying our first official planning meeting. After almost three hours of intense discussion, I left with a note pad full of exciting ideas and events that we hope to bring to the community later this year. Stay tuned and make sure you regularly check our Facebook page and website for some exciting updates coming soon.
In other news, why not come and celebrate with us this Shabbat?
This coming Shabbat is sure to be a party, as we celebrate Garry Hyman’s Barmtizvah anniversary. I always enjoy special days like this – you can feel the warmth, positivity and energy in the air and I have no doubt this Shabbat will be the same.
Finally, I want to say a big thank you for all of the kind messages and emails I have received over the past week. I am so grateful for your support and look forward to exceeding your expectations over the coming months.
Until next time,
Following on from last Sunday’s AGM, this week’s newsletter update will be my first as President and as such, I thought I would take this opportunity to say a few words.
Firstly I must acknowledge John and Jane for their leadership of our community over the past two years. As it was reported at our AGM, the shule is in a strong position and I believe this is a testament to the structure encouraged by John, as well as, the work of the Board and Rabbi over the past twelve months. Thank you John for all of your hard work and I wish you nothing but the safest of travels for your upcoming road trip.
I think it is equally important to acknowledge some changes occurring at board level with Garry Hyman and Simon Zelas stepping down and Sarah Ginges stepping up. Both Garry and Simon have been a core part of the board over many years and although they are stepping down, both have agreed to assist with ongoing projects.
With Matt Zwi and I both commencing new executive roles, we are not naive in acknowledging there is much work ahead. I can honestly say rather than feeling daunted or overwhelmed, we are both so excited to get started and look forward to what the future holds for our community. Together with the support of an experienced board, we will endeavour to push the boundaries on what is possible.
Personally, I feel honoured to join the list of some of the most inspirational and dedicated members of our shule. I hope like them, I am able to leave a memorable mark on this community. I really hope you all feel comfortable to approach me with ideas, concerns, questions (or jokes) as my digital door is always open.
Until next week,