Greetings from Our New President – Bonnie Gratch Lindauer

Bonnie Lindauer is BE's new president.

Bonnie Lindauer is congregation B’nai Emunah’s new president.

I am honored  to serve as your president for the next year. Most of you know me but maybe some  might wonder about my past experience.  As you know I have been Sisterhood president/head of the Sisterhood Leadership Team a long time and have been a Board member for three terms, serving as second VP and first VP.  I chair the synagogue’s Membership Committee and I’m an active member of the Bikkur Cholim Committee.   In my pre-retired life I worked for 30+ years as a college librarian, serving as assistant director and department head at three different university/college libraries.  Now two+ years into retirement I pursue my triple passions of music (studying cello and playing in a trio for fun, along with taking jazz singing lessons); writing and reading children’s literature; and volunteering (I volunteer at a community garden, help kids with homework at an after school program, and volunteer at Muttville for senior rescue dogs).   I also continue Mussar practice/study (Jewish ethics) and do yoga almost daily.

The goals/priorities for the 2013/2014 year include:

1.  Improving communications from the Board to members and obtaining more feedback from members.

2.  Reviewing and possibly revising the membership dues process/procedures in order to collect dues in a timely manner.  Charge the Membership Committee with exploring other membership/dues options.

3.   Reviewing committee charges and work with the idea of revitalizing the Finance Committee, Fundraising Committee and the Ritual Committee with some specific projects.  Also arrange for targeted leadership training opportunities for Board members/committee chairs.

I hope you will share with me, or other members of the Board,  your ideas and comments.

Your 2013-2014 Board of Directors are:

Officers:  President – Bonnie Lindauer , 1st VP – Jeff Dielle,  2nd VP – Elizabeth Halperin,

Secretary – David Engelmann, Treasurer –  Ken Mitchell, Assistant Treasurer – Shais St. Martin

Directors:   Gabriele Lange, Chaya Roberts, Isadore Rosenthal, Melissa Tauber, Linda Wertheim, Andrew Nusbaum, plus two vacant slots

Past-Presidents:  Sharon Bleviss, Pete Gleichenhaus, Frank Kurtz, Adam Tachner, Gunter Ullmann, Fred Walker

About Gabriele Lange

Multi Media Consultant in SF Bay Area WebDesign at City College 2008-2011 Professional Photographer since 1998 Lived in Berlin, Germany between 1987-1994
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4 Responses to Greetings from Our New President – Bonnie Gratch Lindauer

  1. Pete Gleichenhaus says:

    Thanks for your message, and for your service. I am disappointed but not surprised that your objectives omit any reference to the vision previously presented, and the long term health of Congregation B’nai Emunah. Be well.

  2. bgratch says:

    Thanks Gabriele — you are so quick!


  3. jeffdielle says:

    Pete, I can assure you that the Sustainability Task Force, which Bonnie co-chairs, is very much interested in the long term health of B’nai Emunah.

  4. Pete,
    Yes…continuing the work of the Sustainability Task Force and what that implies about pursuing our long-term health is part of next year’s priorities, but technically, I guess, it’s a carry-over from your goals/priorities. I did have this goal/priority listed in an earlier draft, but then decided to keep the my unique goals to three.

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