When our congregation wanted a coffin cover for families to use during funerals, I was one of 11 women who answered a “calling all quilters” ad in the temple bulletin.
When I signed up for the URJ’s Congregational Finances Course to prepare for my new role as president, I never imagined I’d find sacred partnership in that online course.
Like the pied piper, Betsy the dog led us cheerfully into the sanctuary, and as her owner walked up onto the bimah with her, the younger kids automatically followed.
In an increasingly mobile society, families often are separated by many miles. Far from family support, we seek community elsewhere, including in our Jewish institutions.
Learn about one family’s decision to join a synagogue and send their son to Jewish preschool – and what it’s meant for them in the years since.