- Wa-eda Ma
- Laura Wetzler
Board President, TJC
The Taos Jewish Center is “A Place of Fellowship and Worship.” These words are on our web site to remind members each time they use our website who we are and to introduce the TJC to those who are not members. Our place is a location and concept that is “all inclusive,” enabling the local Jewish population to worship, celebrate, think and discuss concepts, events and books together. Our web site is a place for all who are interested to track the Jewish holidays and Holy Days and to know when and how we are celebrating. In addition, we publish the HaKol, a quarterly newspaper written and organized by Karen Kerschen, our Rabbi and by several TJC volunteer members.
In the years 5778 and 5779 we have been able to re-evaluate and renew our religious life after the retirement of Rabbi Paul Citrin and the “return” of Rabbi Judith HaLevy to Taos. Thanks to the hard work of Rabbi Judith and many volunteers, this transition has been seamless. The growth in our membership and the increasing participation in the monthly Kabbalat Shabbat, Saturday morning Minyans and Torah Study sessions speak to the success of our efforts in maintaining and growing our spiritual searches.
As a not for profit organization relying on volunteers to organize and implement programs for the “Fellowship” aspect of the TJC, we continue to be challenged in creating, running and supporting programs to involve our membership and community. We have a very active and intellectually challenging Book Group as one of our successful programs that, at this point is running itself. We are planning to offer monthly movie sessions and a guest speaker with discussion groups. We are constantly looking for more progressive ideas and volunteers to bring new programs forward and help implement and sustain them. Please do not hesitate to approach myself or any board member with your ideas and your availability to implement them.
Neal Friedman, Board President