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Rosh Hashanah is upon us and it is my pleasure to be addressing you as the president of Beit Sasson. The High Holy Days offer us an opportunity to take a break from our usual routines and reflect upon the past year's achievements/challenges, explore ways in which we may wish to make changes in our lives, and look ahead to the coming year with prayers for good health, happiness and fulfillment for ourselves, our families, and our community.
Improvements at Beit Sasson in the past year: With tremendous gratitude to Hashem, we were able to complete the installation of the elevator, the children playroom has been improved, and the driveway is now repaved. Aside from physical improvements we have had great success in establishing stronger relationship with our neighboring synagogues and have hosted several successful community building events. This is a huge accomplishment in sustaining Beit Sasson as a growing congregation.
Adding Personal Touch: Upon accepting this position last year, I promised an open management style. I set out to bring all plans and issues to public attention and request everyone’s participation and personal touch to bring our goals to reality. This has worked beautifully and B"H" we will continue with the same format.
Looking Ahead: It is important to make Beit Sasson a community center; a place more than a house for prayers. The goals set for the upcoming year are to expand and improve the kitchen, continue improving the children playroom, expand the children's program, increase and improve community programs both internal and in collaborative programs with our neighboring synagogues, and most importantly Recognize and Meet Our Fiscal Challenges.
Challenges: It is not easy to prepare a budget that reflects both our financial realities and our values. Membership dues alone are not enough to support our synagogue. The cost of building the addition has put a tremendous burden on our finances. Although payments have been made, we still owe a large portion of the bill for legal representation during construction. Some people get uncomfortable when there are talks about money. Don’t be!! Because sustaining Beit Sasson is the only way we can be The Sephardic Congregation of Newton. Everyone’s support is needed. Be on the team, you can be a player, you can be a fan. They are both important. Just get involved and help in whichever way you can. In the months ahead we will announce plans on how in addition to fundraising efforts, we can generate income and meet our financial goals. However, none of which will be possible without gifts of time and money from our congregants and other friends. Please feel free to contact me at JosephYashar at yahoo.com with suggestions.
5778 High Holy Day Services: On behalf of the executive committee, it is my pleasure to invite you and your family to join us for the High Holy Day Services. Rosh Hashanah begins on Wednesday evening September 20th. Yom Kippur begins on Friday evening September 29th. The complete High Holy Day schedule is enclosed.
In keeping with Sephardic tradition, everyone, member or otherwise is always welcome to worship at Beit Sasson. We highly encourage people to become members and to buy seats for the High Holy Days since we have limited space, and purchasing is the only way to guarantee a seat. Please note that we have kept the High Holy Day Seats and Membership dues low to encourage wide participation. Please see www.sephardic-newton.org to conveniently make seat reservations, and to make payments/donations.
I pray that this year Beit Sasson will take on a more positive meaning in our lives.
I wish you and your family a sincere and heartfelt Shana Tova.
We have kept our dues low to encourage 100% participation. We would appreciate any help with operation expenses (including the recently hired Rabbi), monthly obligations (utilities, maintenance, Children’s Programs, etc...), and the recent Synagogue Expansion (Handicap ramp, etc...). Thank you.
High Holiday Seat Reservations for Members are:
High Holiday Seat Reservations for Non-Members are: