CNS is looking for youth service leaders & childcare providers for the High Holidays! If you know of high school or college students coming home for the chagim, please contact Molly at email@example.com!
One very special Shabbat morning just months ago, I entered Netivot Shalom for the first time and was overwhelmed by the warm greetings I received from many people!
I couldn't believe how at home I felt, and was beyond thrilled when I was offered a way to become part of Netivot Shalom as the Director of Youth Community and Connection.
Most of my childhood was spent amidst the palm trees in Southern California. I grew up at Congregation B'nai Israel in Tustin, and for many years continued to work there as youth group staff and as the assistant director of the shul's Jewish summer camp. I then moved to the Bay Area to study Psychology and Music at Mills College, and I am now proud to be an official Berkeley resident!
Now, I'm ready to get down to business! We've gotten off to a great start with a wonderful team of people helping me to jump right in. I can't wait to help launch a new year of youth and family programming at CNS and invite you to be in touch with me to be part of this wonderful experience. (My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.)
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…