Jewish communities have them. Leaders, that is. They are there, supportive and generous. They tell you about their kids and spouses, and about what the community once was and the people who lived in this building or worked at that office were like, always with the utmost humility. This year the Ziskind Memorial Lecture featured the excellent Francine Klagsbrun who entertained and educated us on Israel's legendary Prime Minister Golda Meir.
I was thinking about how fortunate our community is to have such leadership while I attended the lecture. Thank you, Sheldon Friedland, for your leadership, for your ongoing support of the Jewish Federation, for your continued support of this lecture series at Tifereth Israel Congregation, and for taking this picture with me.