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March 2018 President's Message

When I checked in with my son in LA to find out how a new venture is going, his response summarized so much for me. He said, actually texted, cause, you know, he’s 29, “It’s a journey”.

We are all certainly on a journey, no double entendre intended. Times of change and uncertainty are exhilarating and exciting and also frightening and stressful. It has been written many times that only in times of uncertainty do we have the...Read more...

January 2018 President's Message

Disappointment. Loss. Change. Sadness. As I write this early December, I reflect upon this time of year. While this time of year brings secular as well as Jewish holidays and many automatically think of happiness, joy and celebration, it is important to know that this is also a very difficult time of year for many.

I am proud and honored to be a part of our community. I am touched to feel embraced by loving arms in...Read more...

November 2017 President's Message

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 good times and in the not so good times.

For me, and I believe...Read more...

September 2017 President's Message

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 person down. Focus on your long-term goal – don’t hesitate to act now.

So I realize that fortune cookies, in...Read more...

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