25 years ago, a Conservative synagogue was envisioned around a kitchen table in Berkeley. From its very beginnings, this new shul was vibrant and participatory, and it steadily grew into the thriving sacred community we cherish today.
Join us in celebrating 25th anniversary of the founding of Congregation Netivot Shalom at our Annual Gala, Sunday, June 15 at 6pm at our home on University Avenue. We willl also be honoring the many contributions of Milt and Marge Greenstein to Netivot.
Enjoy fine food and conversation, stories and song. Formal invitations will be mailed shortly.
Placing an ad in the Tribute Journal is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this landmark anniversary and thank our honorees, while providing essential support for the great work happening at Netivot Shalom every single day.
Please consider placing the largest, most heartfelt sponsorship you can.
Gala Sponsorships and Tribute Journal submissions must be received by May 23, 2014. Please don't delay! Send your form in today!
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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&…