By April Akiva, MAJE
Director of Congregational Learning
Have you ever sat in Shabbat services, looking around at the diverse faces in the congregation? Who joined the Jewish people in his or her own lifetime? Who had parents or grandparents as converts? For those whose families have been Jewish for generations, did they stem from the original Israelites or did they enter into the covenant later in history? Who sitting in our congregation is a non-Jew, nurturing her Jewish family by being present in the community?
Where did each of our Israelite journeys begin? In Egypt? At Sinai? In the times of the Temple? In the Diaspora? In America? We have all entered into the covenant in a unique way. What better way to celebrate this than to join together as a TBS community?