A Netivot Shalom preschool family needs an extra set of hands around the house in the afternoons. This could include everything from cooking simple recipes, laundry, childcare (playing with toddler or holding the baby), etc. It might also include going with the kids and parents to the park, a doctor's appointment, etc. You do not need to have childcare experience but you do need to be responsible, a self starter, follow directions and communicate well over email. The family lives in El Cerrito, just off Moeser Ave. This is a paid position.
Ketzev: Netivot Shalom's Youth Chavurah is looking for responsible teens and tweens to be aids to the educators and staff. Ketzev is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:45 pm. Responsibilities include helping to make and serve snack, cleaning up, escorting the children during transitions, and being good role models in classrooms. This position may be paid or can be used for community service hours, depending on age. For more information, please contact Molly Shapiro at 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&…