Dear Prospective Member,
Thank you for your interest in Temple Beth Ami. We’re delighted to learn of your interest in joining our congregation, and we appreciate the opportunity to tell you more about our programs – spiritual, educational and social.
Let me tell you about some of the values important to Temple Beth Ami. We work hard to make members of all generations feel at home, whether participants in a small group or as worshipers in a crowded High Holy Day service. We take pride in our inclusiveness. We strive for excellence in our schools, our programming and our operations. And we’re deeply committed to Reform Judaism and its emphasis on living ethically and caring for the less fortunate among us.
Among Temple Beth Ami’s most important assets are its professional staff members – Rabbis Gary Pokras and Baht Weiss; Cantor Larry Eschler; and school directors Kim Roberts and Paula Sayag. Our executive director, Janice Rosenblatt, keeps everything running smoothly.
Please read the enclosed materials and visit our web site, www.bethami.org, to learn more about the Temple and its offerings. You’ll find a wide range of opportunities for fun, education and spiritual fulfillment.
But don’t take our word for it. Please join us for worship, join in a program, or visit our Saturday morning Torah study group. Or just stop by on a Sunday morning while school is in session, grab a bagel and coffee and take in the place. We feel certain you’ll find a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a place to explore your Judaism.
I urge you to schedule an appointment with our Temple Administrator, Diane Ferraro at 301-340-6818. She’ll be able to answer your questions and show you around.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, I encourage you to explore Temple Beth Ami, and I look forward to welcoming you as a member of what we hope will be your community.
Laura EJ Rose