The Ambassadors will be meeting this week to review our last Town Hall meetings where the Religious School and Facilities Task Forces reported their findings. Last week’s communication reviewed the information for you and remember, the final reports and presentations are posted to our synagogue websites.
As we all begin our travels and preparations for Thanksgiving, we want to take a moment to acknowledge all of you for your commitment and passion to our congregations. Both Or Chadash and Temple Emanu-El have an incredible sacred community where warmth, care and concern are in abundance. We are thankful for all of your contributions to these conversations between our synagogues.

Our next Town Hall meetings will be on 12/08/2019 – Worship and Clergy, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Or Chadash and 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El. Members of each task force will present their findings, and our goal continues to be to review and discuss each new report openly and honestly. Our congregants will have opportunities to learn more about each topic and to be fully informed before any vote is taken. We will publish meeting reminders via our weekly email communications, and we’ve posted the schedule on our websites.

Thank you for the commitment and passion that you bring to this conversation. And please feel free to share your thoughts and comments by writing to our shared email account at

May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving week, where you experience the joy of family, companionship of good friends, and gratitude of the rich land in which we live.