Pic of Ellen Orzoff
in front of her poem, sandblasted into the sidewalk on 73rd and
Portland as part of the City of Richfield's Art Commission contest.
Highlights from the Annual Meeting held on May 15, 2016 from Luke Weisberg, Board President
We held Shir Tikvah's 28th Annual Meeting this past Sunday. For those who were not able to be there, I'm following up with a few highlights of what was accomplished.
I shared with members some highlights of four strategic initiatives that Trustees have agreed to focus on for the next two-year period. These include a continued focus on our racial justice work within the congregation, providing some clarity and strengthening of our expectations for religious education, deliberate consideration of what kinds of facilities needs we are likely to face in the coming years; and of course, implementation of the financial planning approved by the Board last year, including advancing the work of Team Nadiv to grow our members' regular, sustained financial commitments. We received some very thoughtful input from members at the meeting on these issues, and will continue to engage you as each advances in the coming years. As always, if you have questions or ideas to share regarding any of these items, I welcome the communication!
Finally, please join me again in wishing Rabbi Latz, Michael Simon, Noa and Liat a nesiyah tovah on their upcoming travels during Rabbi Latz's summer sabbatical. We will be well cared for during their absence and look forward to their safe and speedy return!The Sixth and Seventh Grade Hebrew School Students Participated in Night on the Street, led by Barry Epstein on April 16. Shir Tikvah had 21 kids and 12 parents in attendance. The kids learned about different responses to homelessness from a Jewish and non-Jewish perspective.