Today is December 13, 2017 -

Congregation Beth Israel

A spiritual oasis for the Jewish community

Riverwalk - 360 Merrimack Street
Building 5, 3rd Floor
Lawrence, MA 01843-1740

(978) 474-0540

The President’s Corner

Fellow Congregants and Friends,

By the time you are reading this, we will have celebrated Thanksgiving, one of our favorite holidays. Thanksgiving allows us to spend time with family and friends, feast on our favorite foods, and give thanks for the blessings in our lives. Hopefully our CBI community is on your list of things you are thankful for, it’s high on our list for a number of reasons.

We are constantly impressed and humbled by the kindness and generosity of our Temple family. Over the last few weeks several of our congregants have been out shopping for Share the Light, to provide gifts for needy children to ensure they are not left out during the holidays. Others joined the Habitat for Humanity Build day to help construct homes for locals in need. Cooking, serving, shopping and driving are just a few of the myriad support activities our congregants participate in for each other and the larger community. It seems an appropriate time to recognize and give thanks for the giving community we are all part of. If you have joined us recently, Thank you for your involvement! If not – please join us. We know you’ll get as much out of it as you give.

As Winston Churchill famously said: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

In addition to your time, your financial support is as always much needed and appreciated. We want to thank you for all the financial contributions you have made over the last year. As you figure out your end of the year charitable donations for 2017, please consider CBI, when looking for those last-minute tax deductions. Your continued financial support is vital to helping our congregation grow and continue to be the warm and giving community we have all grown to love.

We wish you a Happy Hanukkah and a Happy and Healthy 2018!

Robin Rose and Howard Spector