From Our President
June marked the end of the fiscal year for the Woman of Emanu-El (WE). Together we have had many great events over the past year. One thing we have learned in our planning of the year programming included incorporating the following: We think. We question. We design. We create. We struggle. We collaborate. We try. We solve. We invent. We reflect and ultimately… We learn. Once these are accomplished and we find that there is no new understanding found or no new way is to be found; then we can release it and move on. We pay special attention to who is in control (champion) of the doing and we don’t let anyone, even the champion, walk you out of every attempt to succeed.
Updating the bylaws has begun and had been the focus of the June meeting. Once we get through the revisions, the bylaws will be posted on the CEEBJ website and on the Woman of Emanu-El tab for review. A vote will be taken after sufficient time has been given for member review. Today as our role at CEEBJ, WE Sisterhood continues to be an advocate for those without a voice. WE reach the lives of many. We are able to do so through the activities that we sponsor throughout the year.
- The awards for the Betty Siegel Scholship were presented at the CEEBJ Annual Meeting. Congratulations to the awardees.
- A $4000.00 donaton was presented to CEEBJ at the CEEBJ Annual meeting. This donation from WE includes both the Judaica Shoppe and the WE chapter and was made possible by you and your participation in our events.
- Thank you to the volunteers who participated in “Mazon: This is Hunger.” Janet Buckstein, the President of Midwest WRJ, attended and joined us for services.
The Woman of Emanu-El encourage you to use your voice. To do this you must first find your voice. To follow your heart, you must become intuitive again and trust your heart to lead and protect you. To live your best life, you must allow yourself to dream big and go for it. Be bold, brave and strong!! We are stronger together.