January 2016 – Membership News

The Second Annual New Member Shabbat was held on December 5th and featured several of our new members from 2015. Most new members submitted bios and pictures of themselves for the Shabbat Card insert, so if you see any of them, please stop and introduce yourself and help them feel part of our Kol Rinah Family. A special thanks to Steve Keyser for co-sponsoring the lovely Kiddush Luncheon that followed.

Also, the two of us, Linda Makler and Monroe Ginsburg, Co-Chairs of the KR Membership Committee will be “passing the torch” on to Joyce Olshan and Debbie Rubin in 2016. We would like to thank all our wonderful Committee Members for your commitment in attending meetings, support with phone calls and feedback, and wearing your nametags at Shabbat and special events. Thanks also for all the hard work that was required during the High Holidays to keep our membership safe and secure. Other activities in which our Committee were involved included the dedication of the Rudy Oppenheim z”l Ambassador Program, the 2014 Membership and Photo Directory, Mitzvah Day Canned Goods and Movie Ticket Giveaway, Passover Seder Match Up, Israel Dance Evening, Welcome Basket Deliveries, New Member Sukkot at Rabbi Arnow’s Sukkah, and New Member Shabbats. Our committee always received strong support from Rabbi Arnow, Gary Kodner, David Weber, Meir Zimand, Tasha Kaminsky, Nancy Greene, Micki Kingsley and the entire Office Staff. Randi Mozenter and Sherri Sadon advised and encouraged us. We could not have done this alone – it was and is a Kol Rinah Team Effort. Monroe and I will still remain active members on the Committee and help with the transition.