Forty-nine years ago I came to the USA from England. A zigzag route since then has resulted in planting my roots in San Diego. Attending the 2005 Congregation Beth Israel Yom Kippur service, I was treated to the presence of Rabbi Paul Citrin. I knew this was to be my House of Worship. Since then my spiritual life has become personal perfection, and meeting fellow members has created warm friendships. However, tomorrow is another day, and in the current mode of Middle East upheaval, it is imperative we look ahead to the Jewish future where we live. Hence, it is my pleasure and honor to designate an endowment for Congregation Beth Israel.