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September 2019 President's Message

The High Holidays are always a special time of looking back and learning from the past, while looking forward to the prospects for renewal that are offered by the New Year. This High Holiday season, of course, will be particularly special. We will be fondly remembering the six decades our legacy congregations spent at their old buildings, while looking forward with excitement and anticipation to the prospect of moving into our new home on Maryland Avenue. Please join us on September 15 at 6:30pm when Gary Kodner leads us on a journey back in time.

This landmark in the history of our congregation -- and for that matter, in the history of the St. Louis Jewish community--has been possible only through the hard work, dedication, and generosity of all of you. I hope everyone who reads this message will take pride in the role you have played in sustaining our community, which offers so much of what the world needs more than ever; warmth, inclusion, spirituality, Jewish values, and the belief that what brings us together is sacred and sustaining in a world that at times seems to try to tear us apart.

Our new sanctuary is the centerpiece of our new facility that makes it possible to create and sustain vibrant traditional, egalitarian, inclusive, welcoming and inspiring Jewish services, programming, education and celebrations for all age groups for decades to come. There are still many opportunities to contribute to our ongoing capital campaign as we work to complete the facility, and build out our exemplary and overflowing Early Childhood Center. I urge you to consider contributing to the campaign if you have not yet done so, or adding to your past support if you have already contributed.

December 8 at 10am is out annual Congregational Meeting and election.

As I look back on the past and look forward to the future, I am all the more mindful of how all of your support has sustained us over the years and during our historic transition. May 5780 be a year of peace that establishes a foundation for our community to thrive for many years to come.

With appreciation,

Randi Mozenter

Fri, December 13 2019 15 Kislev 5780