August & September 2018
Greetings! As many of you know, in June I accepted the nomination for President of our congregation. While I know many of you, I thought my first message should tell you a little about myself and why I am honored to accept this responsibility.
My family move to Brevard from upstate New York in 1990 to join my parents and other family who settled here in 1985 and were already members of TBS. My sons Jason and Joshua started Sunday School in Kindergarten and it was then that I became involved in the Religious School, having served as Principal for the last 25 years.
TBS quickly became a very important part of our lives and we have been enriched by being a part of the TBS family. In life outside of Temple, I was the Assistant Principal of Satellite High School until my retirement this month. After 43 years in education, I am excited to begin my new challenge as President.
I am very excited because this is a very special time for our Temple in this, the 60th year of TBS! Thanks to the leadership of Loren Goldfarb over the last 2 years, we have a new Rabbi, a new Music Director, a new Office Manager, a new Religious School Principal, a wonderful Board of Directors and active committees that all make our Temple a hub of activity.
As President of our congregation, I invite you to join our mission to move TBS into the future as the center of Judaism in Brevard County. I invite you to take ownership of your Temple, join us for worship services, at events, at education programs. Not just to worship, learn and enjoy but to talk to your fellow members, to get to know each other. Please say a special hello and welcome our new members. New members, please introduce yourselves to us! Please give us feedback. I want to hear your ideas and comments.
As summer ends and the High Holidays approach, I am looking forward to spending the holidays with each of you as we welcome the new year in together. Thank you for entrusting me with leading us into the future. From my home to yours, wishing you a sweet and Happy New Year!
Ilene S. Herr