I have known Gail Raucher for 30 years. But, I never got the chance to really know her until I asked if I could interview her for the Bulletin. She and Steve and their then 9 month old Ari moved to my old neighborhood when I had just married and “moved out.” The Rauchers were my parents’ backyard neighbors. “Small world”, I always say.

Thank you, Stuart for accepting the role as Installing Officer. I have appreciated all your support you have given me this year. I would like to quote a predecessor, Shira Rosenblatt. She said to me, “Being a president of our synagogue is only a 2 year stint, but, being a past president is eternity.” I - and future presidents will be calling on you for your wisdom and expert opinions for many years to come.

As my first year of president of Temple Beth Sholom (TBS) comes to a close, I have learned so much from the staff and chairs of the many committees of the Temple. I would like to take this time to recognize them and tell them that their efforts are much appreciated.

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