When you opened up your mail you saw Temple Emanu-El’’s Kesher magazine, full of inspirational messages, programming, and visioning for this year to come.
We are a congregation with purpose, and we have incredible momentum!
Many of you have reached out to your friends and family who might fit in well at TE. Thank you! (and keep’em coming).
Aside from membership growth, is membership depth. Meaning, that we want to provide easy ways for you to better experience your Judaism.
Judaism can help us live a deeper, more beautiful, more meaningful life. This is a big deal, and worth paying attention to, for who does not want to live the best life that we can?
Throughout the ages, our wisdom tradition has provided various constructs to help us visualize how we might best engage with our Judaism, and through this to realize our potential as a human being.
To this end, we are suggesting something very personal for you: The Five Pillar Challenge.
For this year of 5779, take out your personal calendar, and pick at least one option from each of the 5 pillars.
In other words:
One Social Justice project HERE
One night of fun out with your congregation HERE
Once per month Friday night Shabbat service HERE
One event to connect you better with Israel HERE
One of our many Adult Education mini-courses HERE
On your own, with a group, or with a friend – it’s up to you.
We would love for you to do more than one, but start (this year) with at least one from each of our five pillars.
In doing so, you will better connect to your Judaism… so that you can help yourself live a deeper, more beautiful, more meaningful life.
You owe this type of attention to yourself.
You are worth it.