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July 3, 2012
By bethmordecai
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Day 3 – Reflection Inspired by Fireworks

Dear Hevreh, As I sat waiting for the fireworks at the Perth Amboy marina, I saw many kids running around, smiling, laughing, and falling.  I don't know what it is, but there is something about fireworks that brings out the kid in me.  The sound, the sight, the spectacle is just so magical.  My mind is mesmerized, my attention is arrested.  It's a moment that inspires. This afternoon, I met with Larry Deutchman at Panera in Woodbridge.  Among the many things we talked about was the importance of having a vision for where we want our shul to go.   A vision is not just a plan for the future, it's a code of belief that inspires us as we move forward.[...]

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Rabbi’s Journal

July 2, 2012
By bethmordecai
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DAY 2 — Reflection on Wisdom

Dear Hevreh, Everyone is unique.  Today I met with two members of our community (Harriet Pearlman and Vardi Roy) and a colleague (Cantor Sheldon Levin from Neve Shalom in Metuchen).  Each meeting was different with incredible stories, insights, and teachings learned from different life journeys.  I did my best to listen, to learn, and to share my thoughts when appropriate.  It is amazing what wisdom we contain, if only we are open to sharing it and to listening to it. Tomorrow I am meeting with another colleague (Rabbi Ben Goldstein of Temple Beth El-Mekor Chayim in Cranford) and two more community members (Larry Deutchman and Scott Gursky).  I pray that I will be open to hearing their unique wisdom they to teach[...]

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July 1, 2012
By bethmordecai
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DAY 1 — Introduction from Rabbi Saks

To the Beth Mordecai community, Today is my first official day on the job as your new rabbi!  It's hard to imagine that this day has finally arrived after thinking about it for so long.  Yet, it's here and I am even more excited and energized to do this job than the day I took it.  With that excitement though comes a certain amount of nervousness because I want to make the community proud.  I'll be honest, I don't know exactly where this journey is going to take us.  There are many different possible endings.  Yet I believe that if we work hard at listening to each other and out of that listening we do what we can to help each[...]

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