This coming weekend we will be celebrating my retirement from the position of Senior Rabbi of Congregation Etz Chaim. The details of the program for the Saturday evening dinner have not been shared with me. I am looking forward to being surprised.
“That was fun!” “The time just few by!” These are not words typically heard as people leave a lecture/discussion about a prayer book. Less unusual, however, when the presenter is Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky.
Congregation Etz Chaim has prided itself on being on the forefront of inclusion. The Union for Reform Judaism has charged congregations to become more inclusive to those who have special needs - especially where the religious school is concerned.