July 2016, from our president

This month I want to celebrate our wonderful Gift Shop volunteers! Thank you so much for supporting our Sisterhood. The funds raised by the gift shop support our programs, events and tikkun olam contributions. Because of your hard work and dedication we have been able to have a vibrant Sisterhood providing friendship, deep spiritual connection, enrichment and education reaching so many in our congregation and in our larger community.

Financial support from the Gift Shop, along with our other fund raising endeavors, have especially benefited Congregation Rodef Sholom’s youth. At the June 9, 2016 Congregation Rodef Sholom Board meeting, Executive Director Michael Kamler acknowledged Women of Rodef Sholom’s generous contributions toward camperships.

WRS has also made substantial donations to the CRS Religious School, Venetia Valley School, Mazon, Enriching Lives Through Music, Homeward Bound, Marin Organizing Committee, Legal Community Against Gun Violence, Jewish Community Relations Council, Women of Reform Judaism’s initiatives supporting Pay Equity and combating distracted driving,  WRJ’s YES fund and the 5 Rodef Sholom Clergy’s Discretionary Funds.

Personally I want to thank the Gift Shop as I found the perfect gift for a dear friend’s 60th Birthday! On behalf of the Sisterhood and the Congregation I want to express our gratitude to each of you. You exemplify what it means to be women and men of valor! Thank you Leslie Laskin Reese, Ruth Malkin, Alice Miller, Alissa Ralston, toni Golbus, Abra Berkson, Fanny Stein, Joni Pratt, Sharon Block, Joanna Berland, Debbie Handler, Suzanne Waterman, Dodi Friedenberg, Dorie Rosenberg, Joel Wolfson, Suzan Berns, Ingrid Tolson, Jennifer Levine, Barbara Kraus, Shalene Hersh, Carole Friedlander, Claudia Belshaw, Ilene Meyers, Leslie Shatz, Karen Steiner, Ivy Morritt, Karen Arnold, Shirley Young, Joanne Abrams and Ronna Voorsanger.

 

~Susan Goldwasser

President, Women of Rodef Sholom

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