TONIGHT IS FORTY-FIVE DAYS, WHICH IS SIX WEEKS AND THREE DAYS, OF THE OMER
What being Jewish means to me are the stories in the Torah, and the lessons we learn from them. It is the holidays we spend with family and the traditions we hand down generation to generation. It is the respect and responsibility for each other and ourselves that our parents and grandparents taught us. It’s about knowing when you’re all together that you will spend the first 15 minutes talking about the route you took to get there and the last 45 minutes just saying goodbye.
I like that being Jewish is about following ideas and values—not following one person. I like that Judaism encourages questions and dialogue, not blind faith.
Being Jewish is being constantly evolving but rooted deeply in the past.
The recent sanctuary renovation greatly enhanced our accessibility to reflect our value of inclusion.
A wheelchair ramp has been installed, improving access to the bimah. A T-loop induction system aids those who are hearing impaired. Screens and projectors as well as large-print prayerbooks help those with visual impairments. Lighting has also been improved. more