IT TAKES A SHTETL CNS RETREAT MAY 24-26, 2013 - Registration Forms due April 22nd!!!
IT TAKES A SHTETL
CNS RETREAT MAY 24-26, 2013
Did Pesach inspire you to learn more about the history our people? About other journeys from slavery to freedom?
You can by coming to the CNS Retreat 2013, 'It Takes a Shtetl' and learning from our scholar-in-residence, Eddy Portnoy, about the challenges our ancestors faced when they ran away from Eastern Europe and settled in East NY. Under Eddy's guidance we'll see life as they did, in the writings and cartoons of the Yiddish Press.
And since our community thrives on studying, singing, eating, and enjoying nature, we'll have plenty of that as well, including activities for youths of all ages.
A $100 deposit per adult will hold your spot. Registration forms are due by APRIL 22 but full payment isn't due until MAY 10.
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…