Amitim, meaning friends and fellowship, is Netivot Shalom's B'nai Mitzvah program. Amitim provides a community where students and families share a special learning and growing experience together. This program helps to provide a foundation of Hebrew and synagogue skills, as well as, Social Action and Tikkun Olam. Check out our blog at cnsamitim.blogspot.com and email Eliana Kissner at email@example.com for more information!
Shabbat B'Yachad welcomes all families with children under 5-years-old! We meet in the Preschool Room on the 2nd and 4th Shabbatot at 11 am. Shabbat B'Yachad is coordinated and led by our very talented Liora Brosbe and offers a program of songs, prayers, stories and snacks. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Ma Tovuwelcomes all Kindergarten through 6th graders every Saturday morning from 11 to 12:15! This program is a great way to share Shabbat at shul, learn some tefilot, and have fun together with friends! Ma Tovu begins Oct. 5th!
Ketzev: Netivot Shalom's Youth Chavurah is committed to creating a sense of belonging, Jewish rhythm, and a foundation of Hebrew. Ketzev, meaning Rhythm, will create a warm environment for learning and growing for the Kindergarten through 5th graders who attend. Ketzev will be taught by an amazing staff of Ziva Trau, Judy Massarano, Abby Streusand, and Rabbi Creditor on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Check out our blog at netivotshalomyouth.blogspot.com and email Serena Heaslip at email@example.com for more information!
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&…