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Oct. Message from the President

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Hello Friends, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have come and gone, and we have entered a new Jewish year. It is now 5778 (where has the time gone!). I hope you enjoyed services with Cantor Linda Shivers. I think she did a great job, but I want to hear what you think. When it comes […]

Sept. Message from the President

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As I write this, there is talk of Irma, a major hurricane (along with one or two more) approaching the United States. These storms follow Hurricane Harvey, which, for so many of us, brought to mind another horrific storm, namely Hurricane Katrina, which hit our Gulf Coast Aug. 29, 2005. Those of us who were […]

Aug. Message from the President

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I am delighted to once again serve as president of Congregation Beth Israel, and appreciate the trust you have placed in me to work on your behalf. We have a great board this year, although the first month started off rocky with the resignation of our treasurer Curtis Halstead (he and his family have moved […]

May Message from the President

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We’ve had a lot going on recently. And at the center of just about every event is Milt Grishman. Whether he’s unlocking the door on a Friday night, leading Shabbat services, finding ways to make our ritual services more meaningful, or cheering on the Shuckers with other Congregation Beth Israel members, Milt is always there. […]

March Message from the President

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We have so much going on these days. And everything we plan is to offer you a more robust experience with Congregation Beth Israel. Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, we celebrate Purim with our friends at Chabad of South Mississippi. Rabbi Akiva Hall will be at Congregation Beth Israel on Saturday, March 11, for his […]

February Message form the President

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Haman. Boooooo. You’ll see why I mentioned Haman — booooooo — in a few seconds. What do you do if you’re the president of Congregation Beth Israel and you hear just three people showed up for the last Friday night Shabbat service? You search for ways to entice more people to become involved. Over the […]

December Letter from the President

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Shalom Friends It’s really hard to believe it’s December. Where did the year go? Hanukkah is here. And that means the best party of the year at Congregation Beth Israel. Hope you’ll be at the annual Hanukkah celebration. The latkes will be hot. The menorahs will be bright. What a turnout at Rabbi Annie’s first […]

November from the President

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Shalom Friends, The High Holidays provided a wonderful springboard for our congregation. I loved the feeling inside our sanctuary. A special thank you to Michael Goldin for leading the search committee that found Cantor Linda Shivers. She was wonderful. The board is hopeful we can lure Cantor Shivers back to South Mississippi for 5778 High Holidays […]

October Message from the President

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Shalom Friends, The High Holidays are here. The year 5777 is upon us. Wow! Where did the time go? We have so much going on. I hope you’ll take advantage of the programs and be an active participant at Congregation Beth Israel. Cantor Linda Shivers arrives this weekend. She’s staying at the shul with her […]

August Message from President Brad Kessie’s

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Shalom Friends, Summer is such a special time. More time with family. More time enjoying our community. I’ve been on Facebook. I’ve seen how many of you are spending this summer. It looks like so much fun. While you’re making your summer plans, try and schedule at least one visit to a Congregation Beth Israel […]