Greetings! While the temperature outside is still bouncing around, there already are budding hints of Spring and its hint of life and hope relentlessly pushing, insisting upon breaking through…
A Bunch of Stuff…
David Ilan presented an inspiring program about gardening with good bugs — an important reminder that each of makes choices that leave an impact on the environment, and that as we till and tend, we are the stewards for our world.
February 13th, President’s Dining Room, Mercer, 7pm — an interfaith conversation about immigration. I’m hon-ored to join the panel of speakers reflecting on our faith traditions and how they speak to this critically impor-tant topic. Please feel invited.
Erev Purim (2/28 Wednesday 5:30 dinner, 6:30 show). Motown! Impossible not to feel yourself moving to the beat! Members of TBI will be joining in our celebration. Let’s make some joyful noise together!
Carly Abramson, ISJL fellow — here for the first weekend on February. Friday night shul dinner.
These are just a few of the upcoming shul happenings. Great, worthwhile stuff happens here in this little shul that could. Over the past couple of shabbatot I couldn’t help reflecting upon Blaze Bernstein’s tragic passing — I’m not noting this in order to bring more gloom into our world, but to mention the amazing focus of Blaze’s parents as well as his community. Dogoodforblaze.com check it out, please. It’s a much-needed reminder that the world needs kindness, that each of us can bring healing through acts small and large. The Hebrew month of Adar (with its awesome gift of Purim) is coming. The rabbis teach: when Adar enters, he increase our joy. Let’s do just that, and while we’re at it — let’s increase kindness and compassion and love. These things are in our bones, they’re part of our mission statement as human beings.