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Rabbi's Week In Review - 11/15/2021

11/15/2021 04:38:12 PM

Nov15

In future times (Messianic times) when all other prayers are unnecessary, prayers of gratitude will still be recited. Vayikra Rabbah 9:7

I am still overwhelmed and so grateful for Kol Ami’s celebration honoring my 10-year anniversary as rabbi. You have welcomed me into your lives, and you have committed yourselves to a very different idea of how we create Jewish community. We have been that shul which seeks out the disenfranchised, and celebrates the many variations on households and families.  

Much in the way we should be proud that Judaism and Jews have survived millennia and have contributed positively to bettering our world, we should take a moment to celebrate Kol Ami’s survival. Charting a new and different path comes with risk and does not always receive the support it should from the broader community. Every day and every year, we always do more to live out our highest Jewish values.

Thank you for my first 10 years. As I told Wynne, our wonderful Kol Ami president, I will concede to one day every 10 years to honor me — which is really to honor us and our accomplishments. I eagerly look forward to 2031 and to celebrating all of our successes from now until then.

Mon, November 29 2021 25 Kislev 5782