Fwd: Announcing: A Gift to the Netivot Shalom Preschool!
Save the Date:
Netivot Shalom Scholar in Residence Shabbat with Rabbi Aaron Alexander!
more info soon!
Rabbi Aaron Alexander is Associate Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University in Los Angeles where he teaches rabbinic literature and Jewish law. He currently serves on the Committee for Jewish and Standards of the Conservative Movement and is a Rabbinic Leader in the American Social Justice Movement.
We are delighted to share that the Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay has awarded us financial aid support in the amount of $1,560.00 for the purpose of preschool scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year and will be applied directly to the Joe Meresman Scholarship Fund!
Thank you also to everybody who participated in the annual honey fundraiser this fall. Our Parent Association raised close to $400.00 through this fundraiser which will also support scholarships in the preschool!
The preschool has a fundraising goal of $20,000.00 to raise before June 1, 2014 in order to continue the generous scholarship support we currently offer families. We encourage you to consider how you might be able to financially support our preschool this year, and invite you to consider making a gift online! (Click here!)
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&…