Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey

115 Youmans Avenue, Washington, New Jersey
(908) 689-0762

President's Message November 2003

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. The hot days of the summer are past, and I love the colors of the foliage. I love living in this part of the country because of the continual changing of the seasons. The weather always reminds us that things are in a constant state of flux. It reminds me to never be complacent with things, and to always look at life with “new eyes.” Try to see things the way I would like them to be, and then work to try and achieve
these goals. Without goals and ideas, it is easy to get caught up in everyday life, and to just try and get through the day.

As your president, I am trying to see beyond what is happening today, and I am trying to focus on what this congregation will be doing 5 years from now. My vision is that we remain the small and close-knit community that we have always been. I believe our building needs to be improved to allow handicapped access to all of our members.

In the next few months, you may hear about ideas that are being proposed to upgrade the building. If you have any ideas on what you would like to see in an upgraded building, please send your ideas to me. We cannot be everything to everybody, but that is not who we are. What we will do is service the people who like being in a small congregation.
Howie Hirsch