Just two weeks after we enjoyed the delightful festival of Sukkot our congregation created another occasion for joyful celebrating – the first Beth Israel Gala. This gathering was special in so many ways. I am enormously grateful to have my 18th anniversary with our community marked in such an uplifting manner. Thank you all for that!! What an achievement for any congregation to have sustained a relationship that has stood the test of time! I was equally moved to welcome Rabbi Nathan Martin, our first Associate Rabbi, who was quite delighted to celebrate with his new community in this way.