Thursday, December 19, 2013

This American Jewish Life

In mid December, we inaugurated a new series of Shabbat presentations, modeled loosely on the NPR series, “This American Life,” with TBE congregants sharing perspectives on their life journeys. These testimonies showcase the extraordinary stories our congregants have to tell.  In December, Dana Horowitz spoke of how the murder of her father changed her life – and through her has changed us all (read her story here).

Over the next two months, we’ll hear two more stirring testimonies.

Jan. 10 (Friday Evening): Rachael, a congregant who grew up here will be discussing her personal journey in recovery and how she developed her spiritual identity based on the values instilled in her at TBE.

Feb. 22 (Shabbat morning): “To Yeruham and Back (with apologies to Saul Bellow)” - Brett Goldberg will discuss the decade he spent living in Israel, during a time of great intensity, promise and peril for the Jewish state.

Every congregant has a story to share, one that weaves itself into the tapestry of TBE.

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