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From the Vice President

 

steveandnateUlman

Think big. Think meaningful. Think enduring. This is how we want to approach the generous bequest by Art Bloom to our Congregation. We must seize this opportunity to do something special, but we’re not sure what. Ideas include:

 


  • Bringing a speaker like Greg Epstein or Adam Chalom to Fairfield County, possibly in partnership with another organization like Fairfield University’s Judaic Studies Department.
  • Documenting the history of and reflections on the Congregation either in writing or video or both.
  • Hiring a Music Director for our entire Congregation to enhance music in our programming from Sunday School to High Holidays and everything in between.

To do something truly meaningful, we need more ideas from all of you.

According to Suzanne Friedman, Art Bloom’s partner, Art was a private person who had joined the Unitarian Church and then our Congregation for a time, starting back in 2001. Art established lasting connections to the members of our group, even though he let his official membership lapse. “He remembered everyone and asked about each of us frequently,” noted Suzanne.

Let’s take his gift as an expression of those fond feelings and enduring relationships. For all of us, those sentiments are the core of our Congregation. So, let’s do something to celebrate that core, something big, something meaningful, something enduring.

Together, let’s decide what that is. To learn the exact amount of the bequest and post your thought on how best to use it, please join our Forum by choosing “Forum” in the menu. Then scroll down to “Art Bloom’s Gift” under “Our CHJ Community”. There you can read and post comments.

Looking forward to your ideas and insights,
Steve Ulman

 

 

 

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