November 2017 – Message from the President

It’s About the Relationships I woke abruptly at 5:30 this morning thinking about relationships and upcoming meetings and what was important and what, not so much. Over this High Holiday season, I’ve been thinking more and more about what makes life enriching and satisfying and gives us a sense of resilience and reassurance; in the…

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September 2017 – Message from the President

Truth be known, I believe firmly in the mystical. The last four fortunes in fortune cookies that I have received over the past month or so read as follows: You have firm convictions – stand strong behind them. All things are difficult before they are easy. Someone is looking up to you, don’t let that…

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July 2017 Message from the President

Happy Summer. I hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer whether you are experiencing the season in town or traveling. Summer has always been my favorite time of year; growing up near the ocean, spending every possible moment “down the shore,” and appreciating the longer days, the heat, and the changes in schedules have always…

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May 2017 Message from the President

We bought a new home last June. We still haven’t moved in as it needed some work. It’s almost ready so I’ll be moving 1.6 miles down the road, so to speak. I loved my former home. I’d been there for decades. I raised my children there. I have memories and sentimentalities and emotions that…

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December 2014 – Message From The President

Todah Rabah to the following volunteer members and staff who planned and led the recent High Holiday services and activities.  With their help, all of the different demographics of Kol Rinah were provided with age-appropriate services and programs that were meaningful and inspirational. Bima officers: Carol Battle, Karen Rader, Pat Cohen, Debbie Igielnik, Bob Olshan,…

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November 2014 – Message From The President

We are moving into November, and Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah have been celebrated. This year we were blessed to have Rabbi Fasman and Rabbi Arnow lead the services, which were inspirational and especially meaningful for many of those people who attended.  Both of the rabbis devoted an extraordinary amount…

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October 2014 – Message From The President

Welcome 5775 On behalf of the members of the Kol Rinah Board of Directors, I would like to wish the members, their loved ones and friends of Kol Rinah a happy, healthy and sweet New Year. We are proud of our one year as a new congregation and are enthusiastically working to insure a continued…

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September 2014 – Message From The President

WE ARE KOL RINAH As of July 1, 2013 we have officially been Kol Rinah; the new Conservative Jewish Congregation in St. Louis. What does that mean? The answer would seem to depend on each individual’s point of view and the definition of the word “new.” A quick search of an online dictionary has several…

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July 2014 – Message From The President

We are now well into a typical St. Louis summer. Hot and humid, with the pace of life moving a little bit slower. However, for the staff and lay leadership at Kol Rinah, things are moving right along.  Rabbi Fasman will be returning on August 1, from his trip to Israel and summer vacation. Rabbi…

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June 2014 – Message From The President

OUR RABBIS April and early May have been full of good news and sad.  Most of that news pertains to Kol Rinah’s rabbis – past, present and future. We mourn the death of our beloved Rabbi Benson Skoff, Rabbi Emeritus of Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel Congregation and Kol Rinah.  We miss his broad and genuine…

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