Sisterhood Shabbat on February 3 showcased the learning and talents of
the women in our congregation.
Many weeks ago, I opened the mail and there it was. The light green covered booklet that I use almost every day!!! When you look at the directory, many people think it is the same as last year BUT GUESS AGAIN!!! As I open the Emanuel Synagogue Directory, I remember all the hours over many months of phone calls, late nights, working on coordinating the ads from businesses, checking on personal ads, checking on anniversary dates, checking on birthdates, checking on the membership lists, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, updating the board members and committees, adding new holiday dates, collecting articles from staff and faculty. Then comes designing each page, proofing, printing and mailing!! WHO COORDINATES AND PRODUCES ALL THIS WORK? Who is this WONDER WOMAN?
It is my personal belief that Judaism is a constant balancing act. We have values and expectations which often, necessarily, come into conflict—how could it be otherwise with so many distinct values, expectations, morals, and commandments! When these values come into conflict, our tradition expects us to make difficult choices, while still maintaining the importance of each value—even if we have to lay one aside temporarily.
In This Section
Each of our contributing writers will post monthly articles here, including our Rabbi, Educator, and Youth Director, along with representatives of Sisterhood and the Board.