From TBT President Jeanne Freeman

This past year has been a wonderful year for Temple Beth Tikvah. We've had joyous celebrations and warm moments together. We've introduced new music and a more intimate setting for our Shabbat services. We've come together to learn and to serve. Our social action programs continue to provide food for those in need, and we have found new ways to help in the greater community.

Soon TBT's Program Committee gathers to schedule our services, adult education and social action programs for the 2018 - 2019 year. We won't be planning the programs just yet, but laying out the calendar - working in the year's cycle of Jewish holidays and Shabbat services; determining the timing for adult education and Havdallahs with movies and mavens; scheduling our ongoing social action programs and setting dates for quarterly programs. We'll also determine the help we need to produce programs that are educational, engaging and enjoyable for everyone - for the presenters, the volunteers, the Rabbi, and especially for our participants, our members.

With a new year will come new opportunities for each of us - to learn, to connect, to participate with our TBT family. We'd love to have your help. How do you want to be involved?

We are looking for people who are happy to host a Shabbat@Home or Havdallah, to help setup for an Oneg, to work on planning a holiday party, or an adult ed program. We need people who would like to be on a committee to share their ideas for programs and to help put on the events and services.

Please come to our annual meeting on June 3rd and learn more about what our committees are doing. We're going to have signup sheets for tasks big and small. Sign up to share your experience. Sign up to use your skills for TBT. Join a committee or take on a single project.

We are an all-hands-on congregation. Our synagogue runs on the goodness and spirit of our volunteers. We hope that each of you will step in and take a role in the coming year.