I am humbled and excited to have become Sisterhood President at our beautiful Sisterhood Shabbat last month. Much appreciation goes out to all of our members who planned such a beautiful service. On behalf of the Executive Board, the General Board and all Sisterhood members, I would like to acknowledge our immediate Past President, my counselor, Leslie Brier. Leslie led our group with grace, insight and of course, her wonderful sense of humor. We thank her for her dedication to the Sisterhood and for all the time and effort she put into continuing to make our Sisterhood a thriving part of our Temple.
I’ve been a member of MLRT since 2008. Immediately after joining the Temple, I met with Linda Finkelstein, the Sisterhood President at the time. She informed me that there was an opening on the Executive Committee of the Board and she asked me if I would be interested in filling the position. Without hesitation, I agreed and I’ve been on the Executive Committee ever since, serving as both Recording Secretary and Treasurer. In addition, I attended the Women of Reform Judaism’s (WRJ) assembly that was held in Toronto in 2009, and most recently, I attended the Fried Leadership Conference in Cincinnati earlier this year. Both of those events opened my eyes to the incredible work that the WRJ does, not only nationally, but throughout the world. We are truly part of an amazing group.
The Executive Board and I will be very busy this summer planning for next year. We are always open to suggestions, so if you have any ideas for programming, fund raising or social action projects, please let us know.
We had another successful year “Cooking for a Friend,” concluding our year’s efforts on May 21st. We are so grateful to the women who prepared meals this year. Thank you to Jill Davis and Mimi Dubin for spearheading this worthwhile venture.
And finally, a big thanks to all of you who supported our Confirmation greeting fundraiser, which benefits the YES Fund (Youth, Education and Special Projects) of the WRJ. It was a great success again this year. Mazel tov to all of the recent confirmands!
I look forward to serving you as your President over the next two years.
MLRT Sisterhood President