From the President – June 4, 2021

Inevitably in the course of a play rehearsal a problem will arise and the cast will look to the director for a solution and the director may be just as stumped as they are.  This is when the director takes the “walk of faith.”  You get up from your seat in the house with the faith that by the time you reach the stage you will think of a solution.  I have tried it and miraculously it works.  Either you or another company member thinks of a solution.

As a community we are searching for solutions and we don’t even know the problems.  We know we are going to reopen soon, but don’t know what the CDC, state, and county guidelines will be in the fall or even later this month.  We suspect that what we did in the past may not and most likely will not work for our future, but we don’t know how our future will look. 

However, I am confident that if we, like Calev, draw on our Jewish tradition, the wisdom of our ancestors, and the knowledge, skills, and talents of each other we will have the strength and creativity to overcome any challenges. 

I am asking you to take a walk of faith with us.  We need to get out of our seats and walk together with the faith that even though we don’t know exactly what challenges we will face when we get to the stage that once we arrive we will, with the strength of our Jewish tradition, make the right decisions . 

Yes once again, I am asking you to join our leadership team.  Please contact Linda Rose or me ( and let’s talk.

 We are Temple Beth Hillel.


If I am not for myself, who will be for me?

If I am not for others, what am I?

And if not now, when?   -Rabbi Hillel


~ Michael R Cohen, President, Temple Beth Hillel