Temple Beth Shalom: We are the Jewish presence in Hudson and the surrounding communities. To me, our Jewish presence means that I have a Jewish home nearby, where other Jews are there with me to comfort, to question, to argue, to love, to learn and so much more. Our Jewish presence is here for those who only come once or twice or three times a year and to those who strive to learn more about Judaism throughout the year. Our Jewish presence means that if I have a question, I know a rabbi who will try to answer it.
We face some significant challenges in the coming year. Although we have a wonderful rabbi, cantorial soloist and education director, we are faced with maintaining our building, increasing our membership and paying our bills. In recent years, our membership has decreased and this has put a strain on our budget. At our most recent meeting, the board voted to increase dues by 2 percent. But that only goes a small way to easing our challenges. We need your input and your ideas.
Please join the board and your fellow congregants for our annual meeting on June 14th at 7 PM; services follow!