Justin Rosenberg is the man behind the camera at Beit T'Shuvah. Every photo, every video, every piece of digital history that our congregation has to offer–he is the man to thank. Justin went through the program a year and a half ago and since coming aboard as a staff member, he has made it his mission to make sure no precious moment goes un-captured. Justin sat down to answer our Saturday Questionnaire and tell us a little more about himself.
What is your idea of redemption?
Redemption is choosing to move forward. To me it's about choosing to live my life in different ways then I did in the past. It's about focusing on who I am rather than who I was.
What was BTS's role in your life?
Beit T'Shuvah taught me to show up for my own life. I used to hide in plain sight and now I am an active participant in living.
What do you like most about yourself?
What I like most about myself is my personality. I like the fact that no matter what happens, I still try and keep an optimistic/grateful outlook on life. Trust me, I didn't used to think these kinds of positive thoughts. I have learned to have endurance both mentally and spiritually.
What quality do you value most in your friends?
I think I'd have to say acceptance and optimism. They need the ability to laugh at themselves and just have a good outlook on life. My friends should have the ability to find the good in any situation.
What is your favorite occupation?
Other than cosmonaut? I'd have to go with photographer. Really, people have called me a digital ninja because I'm in so many places simultaneously.
Who are your heroes real or fictional?
Besides Bill and Ted? Um, somebody who really exemplifies the concept of altruism and selflessness. Somebody like my friend Melissa Wu. She runs a non-profit animal shelter/ animal rescue service. She's somebody who believes in the under dog.
What inspires you?
Growth. I have a fear of stagnation so anybody that has the potential for growth is inspirational. I am inspired by knowing that there's a lot more in the world that I have yet to experience.
What is your major fault?
My biggest character defect would have to be my lone ninja/ superman complex. I have a hard time saying no and also asking for help.
What is your motto?
I've never really thought about it but if I had to choose. “Look Forward.”
What is your present state of mind at this moment?
At peace with the present, hungry for the future.