I am proud to serve as President of Peninsula Temple Sholom. PTS is such a vibrant place that it’s impossible to capture all that it means to me in a short message. Yet, I can share a few recent moments that filled me with pride.
- The 60/50/10 Gala, where 360 people — a sold out crowd — celebrated PTS’s diamond anniversary, Cantor Barry Reich’s 50 years of dedicated service and Rabbi Dan Feder’s 10 years of inspired leadership. It was PTS at its best…. Four generations honoring the community’s past and eagerly embracing the future.
- A recent bar mitzvah, where my friends — one Jewish and one Christian — were able to both actively participate in their son’s meaningful Torah service.
- A meeting of the Preschool Parent Teacher Organization, a diverse yet cohesive group that is dedicated to creating a rich community for families with young children at PTS.
- Absorbing the sights and sounds of the Purim carnival. Twelve-year old Alana gleefully submerging Cantor Barry Reich in the dunk tank. Preschooler Naomi writing “I Love PTS” in sidewalk chalk.
- Sitting shiva for my mother and three months later for my father-in-law, embraced by a truly caring community of clergy and congregants.
These single snapshots in time weave together to create an image of PTS's core values: inclusivity, human connection, embracing change, caring and kindness, and commitment to community. It’s our commitment to living these values that makes me most proud.
Whether you are new to PTS or already connected to the community, I invite you to be part of moments — big and small — and share in PTS pride.
President, Board of Trustees
HONORING OUR PAST PRESIDENTS
Peninsula Temple Sholom honors our past presidents, under whose leadership the congregation has grown and flourished.
(Of Blessed Memory)