It is a great pleasure to be writing my first blog entry as I begin my tenure in the newly created position of Director of Temple Operations. And I get to start out in this position in the month of January which is named for the Roman god Janus. Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions, is pictured with two faces – one faces back into the past, one forward to the future.
Looking back to 2012, I had an absolutely memorable year. My family had two weddings (my son and my nephew), I was the Gala Honoree at the synagogue at which I am a member, and in November, my wife and I became Saba and Savta, grandparents, for the first time! Looking forward into 2013, I have the opportunity to get acquainted with you and work with you on your life cycle events, your programs, social action projects, and educational initiatives. The Professional Staff and your leadership have been extremely warm and welcoming making my transition here a smooth, comfortable, and enjoyable experience. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you through the course of this year. I appreciate your patience and understanding as I get to learn everyone’s name and become familiar with our procedures. Feel free to stop into the Temple office to say hello next time you are in the building. You can also call me in the office – I’m at extension 13 – or email me at email@example.com.
I wish all of you a Shabbat Shalom!