Dear Fellow Congregants,

For the sake of our health and well-being, my lovely wife and I have become Snowbirds. That means that we will be strolling faraway beaches during the cold winter months. Since I will therefore be unable to perform the myriad necessary daily duties of the WJC President, I will be stepping down following the October 20, 2016 Board Meeting.

The Congregation is very fortunate to have Board Vice-President Jerry Lerner ready and extremely able to step in as President. The Board will designate Jon Lewis to serve as Vice-President until the Congregation elects a new Vice-President at the next Annual Meeting in the spring. Our staff and our Board and its committees are awesome in quality, spirit and dedication.

It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as President of the Woodstock Jewish Congregation. I have had the opportunity to meet, know and work with so many of you…always with the goal of keeping our congregation vibrant, solvent and a uniquely wonderful spiritual sanctuary and center for study and learning. I am deeply grateful for all of the support and encouragement I have received.

Having grown up under the reign of a distant, cold, imperious Rabbi of a huge Conservative congregation in the 1940’s and ‘50’s, it was almost surreal for me to be able to actually get to personally know and work with Rabbi Jonathan. We are incredibly blessed to have him as our spiritual leader.

During my future springs, summers and falls in Woodstock, I will continue to serve the WJC as a congregant in every way I am able. Carol and I look forward to sharing this wonderful place with all of you for many years to come.

With love and sincere gratitude,

Ron David Gold