The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Welcome to the URJ Northeast New York and Northern New England Community. We are also known as NENYNNE, that’s Neh-nee-nee, sort of like hineni. We also can translate our name to mean, “here we are.” NENYNNE includess congregations from Augusta, Maine in the east to Schenectady, NY in the west, and from the Canadian border in the north to the western border of MA to the south.
On a personal note, I am serving as one of the leadership team members (note: we are looking for one or two more) and embrace being a vehicle to help connect our expansive geographic area congregations by creating a network of support for each other. My background is having been a Congregational President and current board member at Congregation Gates of Heaven. As a Community leader, we are assigned and work with staff partners—ours being Marla Goldberg.
Our intentions to achieve our goals will consist of bringing together leaders to share ideas, best practices, resources and collaboration. This may be done by having events that bring us together physically (segmented groups perhaps) or using technology, such as webinars. Looking forward to having you participate and all of us learning with and from each other. Feel free to reach out with questions or ideas!