President’s Message – Monday, June 6, 2011
Posted by sjwisch on June 6, 2011
Shalom, Chaverim! I hope everyone celebrated Israel’s 63rd Birthday in style at Israel in the Gardens in San Francisco yesterday. We had a great line-up of events last week – Bocce Ball and Picnic in the Park; Meet and Greet for Yom Yerushalayim, Shabbat Potluck and Israel in the Gardens. Thank you to all of our amazing organizers and thank you all for coming out to join in the revelry.
First order of business – Jews’ Next Dor Steering Committee Elections. The deadline to submit your candidacy is TOMORROW – June 7th. You know you wanna run – so send us your stuff. You need to submit your name, your intent to run, a headshot of you, what interests you in running for the Steering Committee, and are you a member of Congregation Beth David, or would you be willing to join CBD. Send your information to JewsNextDor@beth-david.org. The elections will be held on Tuesday, June 21 at a private home in Cupertino. The list of candidates will be published 5-7 days before the eleciton, and nominations can be taken from the floor. If you have questions about the Steering Committee, please contact me or one of the other current board members.
There are more events happening, and I would love to see y’all there.
Tuesday, June 7: Marks the beginning of Shavuot, the holiday where the Jews received the Torah from God while assembled at Mount Sinai. Shavuot is also a harvest holiday, and it is customary to eat dairy, conduct study sessions and read The Book of Ruth. Congregation Beth David has many Shavuot activities, so please review their website www.beth-david.org for the list of activities.
Sunday, June 12: Jews’ Next Dor hits the pool for the beginning of summer pool party. Please bring a vegetarian/dairy snack or beverage to share. The event is from 4:30-8:30 at a private home in Santa Clara. Please RSVP on the Facebook invite. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_22995128720&view=docs#!/event.php?eid=110706582349551.
Thursday, June 16: Join Jews’ Next Dor at Planet Granite in Sunnyvale for a night of indoor rock climbing. Learn how to manage the ropes in a beginner’s belay lesson. After the lesson we will hang out and climb up the walls for a few hours. Event starts at 6 pm. Please RSVP on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_22995128720&view=docs#!/event.php?eid=163837873678477.
Sunday, June 19: We are hitting the beach in Santa Cruz! Please meet the group at 9:30 am sharp for carpooling down to Natural Bridges. Please bring a vegetarian/dairy lunch for yourself and some sandwiches cut in halves to share for the sandwich share. Also bring a swimsuit, towel and other beach items. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_22995128720&view=docs#!/event.php?eid=187454357969910
All of our events are organized by you, our volunteers. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to organize activities for all of us. We could not have done all of these amazing events with out you.
Well, that’s a wrap folks! Have a wonderful week.
Sari Wisch, President
Jews’ Next Dor- Congregation Beth David’s Young Adult Group