Monthly Betenu President’s Message
Elsa Conrad – June 1, 2015

June is full of transitions. School children look ahead eagerly to summer, while graduates prepare for new schools or new careers. Here at Betenu, we’re also making plans for summer. Later this month, we will hold a cleanup day to make the building a little brighter. We have planned some outdoor activities, such as a baseball outing and our upcoming Havdallah and stargazing with dessert potluck on June 6, which will lead off the summer lineup of activities. Follow the link to find the full June calendar. The July calendar is also online.

Transition means change, but Judaism is always about continuity as well. So when we introduce change, we try to arrange smooth shifts. If you have attended services with Rav Rebekah recently, you will have noticed something more about her. Rebekah and her husband, Saul, are expecting a child in September. Rebekah will be returning to us next year, but with her due date near the High Holy Days, we needed a plan for a successful holiday season. I’m pleased to be able to tell you that Rabbi Emeritus Joshua Segal will lead High Holy Day services so that our way forward also links to our history. Depending on her health, we hope that Rav Rebekah will be able to join us for worship as well.

We cannot leave May behind without acknowledging some special moments: