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From Our President: January 14, 2022

01/12/2022 11:15:36 AM


Amy DeLoach

L'dor v'dor.

These words guide my love for and commitment to B'nai Israel Congregation.  My children were bat and bar mitzvahed at B'nai Israel, the fifth generation of my family to be members. My family's participation started 100 years ago with my great grandparents, William and Fannie Block, followed by my grandparents, Charles and Hannah Block, and parents, Franklin and Wendy Block. My husband, Mark, and I raised our children at B'nai Israel until we moved away for work in 2006. I am so excited to be back and thankful for the trust that you have placed in me to be a part of the leadership team. I am committed to helping B'nai Israel remain an integral part of our members' lives for generations to come. 

I want to thank Michelle Bannon for her years of leadership and service as B'nai Israel Congregation President, during a time of most difficult challenges. Thank you Michelle for your dedication and hard work. Thanks to you, B'nai Israel is in a very strong position with and active membership involved in many positive programs for all ages. The building has never looked more beautiful and, thanks to the generosity of our members, our congregation is in a solid financial position. Michelle has stated that she was fortunate to have the support of a strong board. I agree and wish to thank Jon Alper, Bruce Moskowitz, Carol Atwood, Rena Glasswater, Harold Eichenholz, Diane Gerberg, Scott Johnston, Ruth Smith, Steve Stein, Laurel Westreich, Neil Harris, and Walter Winter for your ongoing service. You have all helped create the strength that our congregation now enjoys. I also want to thank the Rabbi for  leading the Synagogue through unprecedented times keeping programs alive, keeping membership active and growing the Sunday school.  We are very happy and thankful to have you as our spiritual leader.

There are three new committees that I propose creating. The first is the Youth Activities Committee to support our growing Sunday school. The second is the B'nai Israel History Committee dedicated to documenting and preserving the history of our congregation and third a fundraising committee. I will be contacting members with requests to serve, but ask that you proactively volunteer if you have an interest in one or both.

My goals for my term as President of the Congregation include: 1. Growing membership, 2. Strengthening our community presence, and 3. Growing the endowment. Working together I am confident that we will obtain them.  I look forward to working with you. 

See you in Shul!

Amy B. DeLoach

910-617-1264 cell

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