One of the initiatives I/we committed to this past year was the establishment of a Leadership Development Class. Our first group had six “graduates.” Mazel Tov to Dr. Michael Gordon, Ellen Frank, Alex Glatter, Richard Bauman (our incoming Exec. V.P.), David Lieber and Josh Simon. Josh has accepted a Trustee position on our Board of Trustees, David has joined the Finance Committee, and Alex will continue as Facilities Chair. We recently concluded this first ever Class with a festive dinner at the home of Mark and Linda Silberman.
I have already received four applications for our second Leadership Development Class which will begin in August. The group meets one weekday evening a month. In particular, we are looking for members who are in their 30’s and 40’s. One expectation for those who participate is to become active on a committee, a committee chair or a Trustee in the not too distant future. Please contact me directly for an application or with questions.
I announced a new initiative for the coming year at our Annual Meeting last month and development of such a program was recently approved by the Board of Trustees. After thirty years, it is time that we introduce a culture of legacy giving to insure the financial future of Temple Kehillat Chaim. We are fortunate to have the resources of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta at our disposal to assist us in establishing a Legacy Society within the Kehillah. Without even asking, we have received two Legacy gift commitments in the amount of $80,000. Imagine what a future endowment might look like if we asked. At the Annual Meeting, I suggested a goal of an additional $220,000 in future legacy gifts so that at the conclusion of our 30th year we have commitments for $300,000.
If you would be interested in assisting in the organization of this invaluable enterprise please contact me directly. If your family would like to discuss a possible legacy gift, please contact me as well.