President's Message: February 2016
There are many things to look forward to at CBS in the coming months. In January, we celebrated ten years of beautiful and creative music provided by our two cantorial soloists -- Sharon Brown Goldstein and Lisa Marcus Jones. We are so blessed to enjoy their incredible musical talent which enhances our worship, creates community, and graces us with both traditional and new melodies and musical styles. I look forward to the next decade of lovely and inspiring music with Lisa and Sharon. Although it has not taken place at the time of this writing, the annual Kallah, this year on January 30, always brings interesting speakers, thought-provoking conversations, and warm connections among the women of CBS. Brotherhood closed out the month with its annual breakfast featuring speakers on the topic of men's health. Thanks to both the Sisterhood and Brotherhood for providing these special opportunities. Later this year, don't miss the return of the Chocolate Ball on March 12 at Cyprian Keyes. This is a fun-filled evening of music, wine, auction bidding, socializing and most of all -- consumption of scrumptious chocolate treats. This is also our largest fundraiser of the year, so please show your support by attending, donating auction items, and placing an ad or message in the program book. If you are able to volunteer before or during the event, please contact co-chairs Tracy Kaufman or Robin Baer. Hats off to Tracy and Robin for the fabulous job they do organizing this signature event. There are of course many other ongoing and special programs and events for both kids and adults on the horizon, including WAFTY events, "Kids' Night Out" fundraiser, adult education opportunities, the Purim spiel, and more. Check the website calendar and weekly bulletin so you don't miss out on anything. I'll also take this opportunity to provide a quick update on the search for a permanent Administrator. The hiring committee has conducted phone screening of applicants and invited three people for in-person interviews. The selected finalist will meet with staff members and be approved by the Board of Directors before an offer is made. We hope to have our new Administrator in place by the end of February. Heartfelt thanks are due to our Interim Administrator, Steve Winer, who hit the ground running in October and has done a superb job keeping all systems running smoothly.