Mishkan Ha'am family and friends,
are pleased to be beginning our second year as your co-presidents and
to be working alongside so many caring, thoughtful, fellow spiritual
searchers. Mishkan Ha'am continues to be an inspiring and caring
community, and we look forward to another exciting year together.
many of you know, mishkan ha'am means, loosely, "tent of the people,"
and ours is truly an open tent made of the many gifts of its members:
the wisdom, the songs, the stories, the faith, the doubts, the
questions, the compassion, the generosity, the energy and the
creativity of people of all ages and experiences.
coming year we have much to look forward to. We welcome David
Basior with great anticipation for all that he will bring to our
community as both rabbinic leader and director of She'arim/Gateways,
our religious school. David's calm wisdom, good humor, spiritual
openness and inspiring presence has already touched many of us.
congregation is run by a number of vibrant committees offering exciting
ways to connect with the community and express members' creative
input. Programs for the coming year will include creative
havdallahs, chanting services, tot Shabbats, meditation retreats,
meaningful holiday observances, adult education seminars, and a number
of tikkun olam opportunities for the whole family.
appreciate the welcoming, stable home we have found with the First
Reformed Church, and look forward to another exciting year
together. It is a pleasure to help lead this participatory Jewish
congregation to further express the best of who we are as an authentic,
inclusive and ever-evolving spiritual community.