Message from our new President:
To the Congregation Beth Jacob Community,
My name is Louis Goldman, and I have been elected during the CBJ Brotherhood’s last reorganization meeting as the new Brotherhood President. I just moved to Plymouth in late February 2022, so I will need your help in gaining a better understanding of CBJ and our Brotherhood.
I want to share with you my devotion to Judaism and to congregational life.
I served Temple Ohabei Shalom (Brookline, MA) in several capacities through the years.
- Served as a daily service leader for about twenty years, Ohabei Shalom actually held daily services twice a day until about 2017.
- Served as Recording Secretary of the Board of Trustees for two stints, one in the early 1990’s, and then again in the late 2010’s.
- Served on the Ohabei Shalom Board as elected Trustee, Recording Secretary, Brotherhood Representative (while I was Brotherhood President) and as a Congregational Vice-President.
- Currently, I sit on the Ohabei Shalom Brotherhood Executive Committee and Adult Education Committee.
- As a president of the Ohabei Shalom Brotherhood, I became a Trustee of the PENN Trust, of which I remain a Trustee of to this day. The Trust was established from a bequest from a congregant whose belief it was that for the synagogue to grow and thrive, its Brotherhood MUST have a strong balance sheet, in order to support the clergy and lay leadership by assisting with fundraising to support the religious, educational and social needs of the synagogue community. Since its creation the Brotherhood and the PENN Trust have donated about $100K in blind scholarships to Ansin Religious School, the Fund for the Future (The Trust Center for Early Education), purchase of new prayerbooks, sending children of the congregation to visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and other events requested by the clergy and/or the Director of Education.
I ask for your help in re-establishing the strong foundation of the CBJ Brotherhood so that together we can build a strong future for CBJ.
Brotherhood has been active in our Jewish Community since the 1930’s, contributing significantly to the religious, social and educational activities of Congregation Beth Jacob. We are a group of men from many backgrounds, working together, trying new things and having fun doing so. We are planning programs of interest dealing with issues for men today.
For more information, fill out the “contact us” form specifying that your question regards Brotherhood.