Thursday, September 27, 2012

Expanding Our Communal Roles

In an interesting article from the Jewish Journal on expanding our communal roles, the author, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, writes:

If the Jewish community is merely a restaurant, then we come when we’re hungry and like what’s on the menu. We pay for our food, leave our trash, and go home. But if the Jewish community is more like a family, we show up to support things even when they do not totally speak to us, even when the meal being served is not what we would have ordered. Perhaps what has been most lost from Jewish community building is a sense of connection to the big picture, the whole, and the notion that we sometimes must sacrifice our desires for the well-being of the broader community.

We at the Westchester Jewish Council  are proud that our programs and committees bring together representatives from all corners of the community - not only geographically but from across the spectrum of Jewish ritual practice.

Please take a moment to read the article, then come back here to leave a comment.  Let us know how we can help you make a unique impact on our shared story.

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