DAY 250: Being An Active Jewish Home for the Soul

March 7, 2013
By bethmordecai
no comments.

DAY 250: Being An Active Jewish Home for the Soul

Dear Hevreh,

Last night, over a dozen members and friends of Beth Mordecai gathered for our third holiday cooking class with the wonderful folks of tABLEhealth. We made a delicious alternative to the usual gefilte fish appetizer, yummy vegetables that stole the show, and a quinoa salad that displayed the creativity of Passover cooking.

Check out updates from last night’s cooking class on my twitter feed of @Ari_Saks

Yet just as significant as the activity of the program was the activism of our community after the program. People started talking, conversed, and exchanged phone numbers to discuss future programs — trips to New York, fun day activities, long term projects for the synagogue. That activism comes on the heels of a discussion we had together at Noah’s Ark Deli during the New York trip — what’s the next thing we want to do together?

Our activity and activism, through our programs, our different committees (including fundraising, care, and social media), and the leadership of our Board, leads me to think that our mission is no longer to save the shul; our mission is to be an active shul. We are a Jewish home for all souls who want to spend their time, their energy, and their resources together building an active community. We don’t wait for things to be done by others, we take the reins and do it ourselves…together.

Kol Tuv,

Rabbi Ari Saks

P.S. Attached is a picture taken from the event last night. More pictures will be posted on ourFacebook website at 12 pm today so make sure to check them out!

Category : Holidays Passover Rabbi Rabbi's Journal
Tag :