President's Desk Archives

The archives of messages from our Past President, Beth Millstein.

The Future of Federation

Every spring, our focus at the Federation is setting our annual budget and planning for the future.  The Federation’s priorities remain constant. We Serve Those in Need through a variety of social services, including the work of our community social worker and chaplains.  We Enrich Jewis…

Making an Impact

Preparing for Passover includes many rituals and traditions.  Every family has their own – from the Haggadah they choose to use, the songs they sing, how the Passover story is acted out (I’ve seen elaborate plays put on)—even what is included on the Seder plate. This is a special holi…

Together We Can

“Together we can.” These are powerful words, reminding us that we are stronger together than separately. 

One of the core values of Federation is promoting a strong and vibrant Jewish community.  We have two significant programs coming up that reinforce this power of community.  Firs…

Rules

Rules…that list of items that tells us clearly what to do and what not to do.  The most famous set of rules is the Ten Commandments.  Clear, concise, easy to follow.  Just a couple of weeks ago, we read in the weekly Torah portion about the giving of the Ten Commandments, followed by sp…

Resolutions

One of the time-honored traditions for New Year’s is to make resolutions.  Every year brings opportunities for new or renewed ones.  I’d like to share some of my resolutions for 2019: I resolve to be more philanthropic. I resolve to do more to help build a stronger Jewish community. I …