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Sari Judge

It is my tremendous pleasure to serve as Congregation Shaarei Shamayim's president. We are a vibrant and continually growing community, and my hope is to serve in a way that allows our amazing story to continue.

When my family and I joined CSS nearly 10 years ago, the presidency, or frankly any leadership position, was the farthest thing from my mind. My parents weren't temple board or sisterhood types, and I never figured I would be either. But CSS has built my Jewish confidence in a way few other religious experiences have. I've chanted, not just read, Torah at my children's B'nei Mitzvah. I've led our involvement in social justice projects that span Madison's Jewish houses of worship. I've written personal reflections that I've shared at High Holiday services. This place has given so much to me. My hope is that by serving as president I can ensure this community can continue to give to others.

Our Reconstructionist and Renewal congregation welcomes people of all ages, abilities, sexual orientations, and styles of worship, as well as interfaith couples, Jews by choice, Jews of color, and those seeking a Judaism that meets them where they are. We are not just a place for everyone--it's precisely our diversity that gives us such a unique approach to our ancient traditions.

I welcome you to attend any of our activities including services, Torah study, Bet Sefer, adult education, and havurot. Feel free to reach out if you want to hear more, have any questions, or wish to voice concerns. I am here to listen and learn. And I'm here to help make sure that CSS's legacy, now over 30 years strong, is here for another 30 and more.

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Fri, September 18 2020 29 Elul 5780