President’s Report 2018
This past year began the next fifty years of our temple in Putnam Valley. Through much hard work by our officers, board members, rabbis, cantor and volunteer efforts by so many, we have gotten off to a strong start. This is no small accomplishment in a world where many religious institutions face endless changes.
The President has had his own challenges this year with months spent assisting with the hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and finally Puerto Rico. The rest of the leadership didn’t miss a beat and continued in the same spirit of the 50th Gala. The year was full of one strong event after another. My thanks go out to Vice-Presidents Roni Rodman and Lisa Keogh whose endless energy kept it all happening.
The real secret weapons of RTPV are our rabbis. Not only do they bring solid services every week but they have added a new energy and enthusiasm to all our activities. Their involvement in the community and social action in general are an inspiration to me. The third member of our bima team Cantor Annice moves my heart every Friday night.
I remain concerned about the future of organized Judaism in Putnam Valley/Northern Westchester Counties. I am pleased to report that this year we have a number of new members and anticipate a large number of Bnai Mitzvahs for the next year. With your support I’m sure the next fifty years will be even greater than the last fifty.