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Important Message from the MC President

01/31/2020 02:53:25 PM

Jan31

Shabbat Shalom Men’s Club,

 

I hope this reaches you all well. It is with a heavy heart and sadness that I write to inform you that I am resigning my post as President of the Temple Beth-El Men’s Club. My family and I have decided to leave Temple Beth-El after many months of deep discussion and consultation with some of our closest friends/members who we respect greatly. This decision to leave Temple Beth-El was not an easy one but is what’s best for our family at this time and place in our lives.

 

We enjoyed becoming active members in the congregation upon our arrival to Beth-El five years ago. It has always been important for our family to get involved in our religious community and not sit on the sidelines. It was a pleasure to serve in so many capacities, Casino Night Fundraising Organizers, Hebrew School Committee Members, Security Committee Members, TBE Board of Directors or helping to organize holiday/special events for the TBE community. It has been our delight to give back and make a positive mark on Temple Beth-El.

 

I am especially proud of the work we have done together with the Men’s Club. I have thoroughly enjoyed being your President over these last three years and leading this organization forward. When I made the decision to become more involved, we decided as a group that it was important to better shape the mission of the Men’s Club for the future/current times in an effort to attract new members/leaders and better appeal to the current membership. With that mission in hand, we decided to focus on three specific pillars to move this organization forward: Sports, Social/Jewish Networking, & Community Service/Religious School. Our hope was this new format would be more engaging to all and offers something for everyone, whether you got involved in sports because that was your thing, or you loved to network with other Jewish Men in the community. We created an organization that (I believe) gives its members the freedom to choose what they love to do and at the same time could bring us all together.

 

I hope I played a small part in moving this organization forward, making a difference and shaping its future. I have and will always believe that the Men’s Club plays a vital role in the community and its existence is important to a successful and thriving Temple Beth-El. To that extent, I would challenge each and every one of you to find your passion at Temple Beth-El and not “Sit on the sidelines”. It’s more important than ever if you believe in all of the great things the Men’s Club has been a part of and done for Beth-El over its 85 year history that you too get involved in your own way to make a difference. Its my hope the Men's Club legacy and all the good this organization does for Beth-El will continue for many more years to come.

 

As this organization moves forward, I firmly believe in the current leadership and elder/younger members to lead and shape this organization. I will be working with David Lowenstein (Men’s Club Vice President) and other members to transition my responsibilities over the coming days.

 

Again, I want to thank each and every one of you for having the trust in me to lead this organization over the last few years. It has truly been my honor to serve. I have had the pleasure of getting to know many of you and building some close relationships which I look forward on maintaining. I wish the Men’s Club and its members all the best!

 

 

Sincerely yours,

David Isenberg

 

 

If you would like to stay in touch, please feel free to reach out to me at: isenbergdavid@hotmail.com

 

Sun, July 12 2020 20 Tammuz 5780