From TBA President Laura EJ Rose

Todah Raba – Thank You

Dear Congregant,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Clergy and the Staff, I want to thank you sincerely for your continued membership in Temple Beth Ami. The personal strength and crucial financial support that you have offered to our warm and caring clergy team, our dedicated professional staff, and our lay leaders, has created a vibrant synagogue environment that represents a place of spiritual growth, education, social justice and individual support for everyone.

It seems amazing, but here we are at the end of another fiscal year! I don’t know about you, but to me it feels like we started last year just a few days ago. Yet, now we are realizing the conclusion of a landmark transition in clergy leadership and embarking on a journey to chart our Congregation’s course for the future.

Time is flying by and, with the end of the fiscal year upon us, it is important that if your annual commitment for this year is not yet complete, you catch up before we begin the next fiscal year on July 1st. As you are aware, the Temple has been running small deficits over the past few fiscal years, and catching up would assist us in reaching a balanced budget and allow us to begin the new cycle with a fresh slate. We must enter next year in as strong a fiscal position as possible.

Through your annual commitment and other donations, your Temple community is able to offer educational and social opportunities for all ages, prospering schools for our youth, and integrated community programs. Your contributions help those in need inside and outside our walls, and support the life cycle events of all our congregants. Our survival as a congregation depends on your continued financial commitment as we look to the future to rebuild reserves needed to upgrade our technology, to make needed repairs to our building and grounds, and to improve our facilities. All of this is only possible through your donations and the honoring of your pledged annual commitment. So, thank you for continuing to open your heart and make our Temple a priority in your giving.

I am honored to be serving as your Temple President for a second year. Working with our clergy and leadership has been one of my most rewarding experiences. I thank you for joining me on this journey and look forward to your involvement and input as we move forward.


Laura EJ Rose

President, Temple Beth Ami