The fall chagim (holidays) are a time of joy and renewal. Their transformative power can also get lost in the logistics of service times and holiday meal menus. As we immerse in the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) let's make sure to seek and dive into moments of awe and wonder
I am excited to share that I will be in Israel this summer from June 30-July 25. I have been chosen to participate in the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative (RLI) of the Shalom Hartman Institute. The RLI is a highly selective three-year fellowship which trains a cohort of approximately 30 exceptional rabbis from across the country and denominational spectrum.
I look forward to seeing you at our congregational seder on April 15 (the Monday before Pesach begins). After rave reviews from last year, we will be partnering again with the Bethel Community Transformation Center, as together we explore the journey toward freedom and justice through ritual, reflection, story, song, and, of course, a delicious meal.
The number of children in our IADS membership family is approaching double-chai. That means that number has more than tripled in the last five years, and it continues to grow. These kids are (sometimes jumping) on the bima, and they, along with their parents, are celebrating and studying Judaism together.