I am pleased to announce that Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl has agreed to defer his retirement by two years to July 2019. Over the past 22+ years, Rabbi Frydman-Kohl has provided tremendous leadership to our congregational family. As our spiritual leader, he has celebrated with us in times of joy and has provided guidance in times of sorrow. Under Rav Baruch’s leadership, Beth Tzedec continues to be an outstanding voice for Conservative Judaism in North America.
With the Rabbi continuing to provide caring leadership to our membership, the Board will continue to move forward, planning and implementing a broad range of programs and services to our members and to the entire community. Over the past several years, with changes to our operations, we have eliminated the operating deficit that existed a number of years ago, as we deliver more than 250 programs to our membership each year. We continue to introduce exciting new programs that touch our youth, the 20s and 30s and our young families, and we have now started a much needed renovation of our building. None of this would have been possible without the volunteer efforts of numerous committees and our Beth Tzedec staff, all working together.
May we continue to go from strength to strength.
S. Blake Teichman, President