Temple Beth-El  

Rockford, Illinois

Yom Chamishi, 9 Heshvan 5779



Submitted by: Aron Tatman, Co-President


GRTY is off to a great start! Our executive board met August 26th. We have many new members as well as new members including our leaders, Allison Braswell and Rachel Bagne. Ben Levy is the president. Our Vice Presidents are: Josh Zussman (Treasurer), Maddie Reid (Spiritual Advisor), and Aron Tatman (Social Media and Communications VP). We also have our Class Representatives, Joe Gesmer, Lilly Wing and Amira Ahles.

With the guidance of our new leaders, we discussed and planned our upcoming year including many temple, community, and other fun events!

For our community service project this year we will be working to increase environmental awareness among ourselves and our Jewish community. Oth-er big changes this year include our GRTY led service will be taking place in February and we will be ending our year with camping at Rock Cut State Park.

Our first temple event of the year was our children’s Rosh Hashanah service. Ben Levy led the service. The children enjoyed having a time that catered to them. On Sunday, September 16th, we had our kick off meeting! We started the meeting with pizza and brownies. Introductions were made, and Allie and Rachel went over the expectations to help make this a great year.

-GRTY Vice President Aron Tatman

For more photos, please check the GRTY  gallery under, Media/Photo Galleries Tab