President’s Message

October 18, 2023

Welcome to Congregation B’nai Harim and the Nevada County Jewish Community Center.  We’re glad to have you join us as we celebrate the customs and traditions of the past, ask questions and learn together to adapt to our ever-changing world and build community. Our hope is that you find Congregation B’nai Harim and the Nevada County Jewish Community Center (NCJCC) your home away from home-a place where you are always welcomed and appreciated, have a spiritual connection and develop new friendships.  

I am impressed at how our community is bouncing back post Covid.  There’s a palpable renewed energy in our congregation and community center.  Rabbi David Azen regularly brings us fresh ideas.  Our vibrant religious school offers our youth a place where they learn, grow, play and gain a deep connection to our culture, religion and community.  Our active Sisterhood continues to offer many opportunities to participate in different activities.  Our Social Action committee is making a real-world contribution to our local community. As I step into the role of President, I am grateful for the exemplary leadership of those that came before me.  

On behalf of our board of directors, we look forward to getting to know those of you we haven’t yet met, deepening our connection to those we have known for some time, and hearing your ideas and suggestions for how to make your time with us more meaningful.  

Mya Russell
B’nai Harim/NCJCC President