Message for Our Congregational Meeting 2017/5777
By Rabbi Randi Musnitsky
Unlike years past, when my remarks would focus on our programmatic year accomplishments, I want tonight to use my few moments as Rabbi and teacher. Always the
Torah offers guidance and insight. This week's portion is no different. The opening of the 4th book of
Torah, Bamidbar, Numbers, concerns itself with the very first census taken of the Israelite people. It is similar in nature to this concluding meeting. Attention is given to the practicalities of running the organization of the Israelite people. There are by-laws to ponder; budgets to balance; facilities and a sanctuary to maintain; and people of all ages to be fed, cared for, educated, blessed, married and buried. It all sounds very familiar!