Bayit Newsletter - September 2020
Dear Berkeley Bayit Alumni and Friends,
May this year, 5781, be a year filled with good health, strength, resilience and kindness.
It is hard to believe that The Berkley Bayit was started in 1980; this year we are celebrating 40 years as one of the longest running independent progressive Jewish living experiences for college students. We want to pause and thank all of the Bayit alumni and community members who have served on the Berkeley Bayit Board over the years or have contributed in any way to keep the house running smoothly. Without these tireless volunteers and supporters, the Bayit could not exist today.
We have more than 300 Bayit alumni, and currently there are 11 Bayitniks living in the
beautiful, historic home at 19 Hillside Court continuing the tradition of creating Jewish
community, exploring Jewish identities, and cultivating leadership skills. The current students
are taking classes online at UC Berkeley and sheltering in place as a social pod following
COVID19 safety precautions.
The current Board is in the process of planning a Zoom reunion to celebrate the 40th
anniversary of the house. Please let us know if you are interested in being a part of the planning committee by emailing us at email@example.com. We wish we could gather in person at the house but instead we will gather virtually to celebrate this meaningful simcha.
We are also looking for more volunteers and board members to work on the following
committees: property, finance, fundraising, and administrative. If you are interested in learning more or being more involved, please reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be well and we look forward to celebrating online with you soon.
The Berkeley Bayit Board of Directors
Karen Goldberg, Board Chair
Joel Siegel, Board Treasurer
Lauren Goldstein, Board Secretary
Barry Cohn, Board member
David Ginsborg, Board member
Marci Fox Greene, Board member
Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman, Board member