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President's Message

Shalom Temple Emunah Family!

I hope that you have all had a very relaxing, fun-filled and enjoyable summer. I can share that I had the pleasure of traveling to Portugal and Israel, and they were both wonderful adventures. I travelled with my mom, her husband, my daughter, Rebecca and my son, Zach. Like any family trip, there were wonderful moments, and of course, some stressful moments. The key is to focus on the good – the experience of us all being together and enjoying a good meal, a tasty glass of wine, and each other’s company.

The beginning of the year is a time for all of us to reflect and determine what will be important for us in the coming year – what we will focus on, what are our goals and dreams, and how we want to make an impact in this world that we inhabit.

For me, this year is one of major changes. My youngest daughter, Sarah, is leaving the nest to head to Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. I could not be prouder of her, and yet, it is going to be bittersweet. Sarah and I have been partners for the last five and a half years – she has been the person who has kept me whole, and hopefully, me for her. I will be an “empty nester” as they say, and I am not a fan of that term. I looked up alternative phrases that speak more to me. The phrase that I will choose to use will be “Opportunity Time.” Instead of focusing on everything “offspring,” I am going to focus on me and the many ways I can contribute to our Temple Emunah community.

A year into my presidency we have accomplished a great deal:

  • Welcomed our wonderful assistant rabbi, Rabbi Leora Kling Perkins and her husband, Matthew Goldstone
  • Continued to rely on Rabbi Lerner and his fantastic family’s spiritual guidance and leadership
  • Enabled our financial well-being
  • Empowered our strong staff that are creative, innovative and caring
  • Created programming and events for all of our members
  • Increased security and safety thanks to our security team
  • Continued to have committed lay leadership that make our Temple a model for egalitarian excellence 

Thank you for supporting our initiatives and working to make Temple Emunah the best community. In the coming year, I will continue to work on the skills that I want to emulate as your president, and would love to have all of you join me on this journey. I like to call this the MENSCH JOURNEY.

(See Mensch Journey below.)

I look forward to being with you during our Days of Awe, and I wish you all a G’mar Hatima Tovah – may we all be sealed for a good year.

Shanah Tovah,

Judy Zola - President

 

 

Judy Zola’s Mensch Journey

I will try my best to be:

M – Mindful

E – Empathetic

N – Noble

S – Self-assured

C – Courageous

H – Honest