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A Moment in Time: “What Will I Do to Create the Jewish Future?”

A change in perspective can shift the focus of our day - and even our lives. We have an opportunity to harness "a moment in time," allowing our souls to be both grounded and lifted. This blog shows how the simplest of daily experiences can become the most meaningful of life's blessings. All it takes is a moment in time.

Rabbi Zach Shapiro is the Spiritual Leader of Temple Akiba, a Reform Jewish Congregation in Culver City, CA. He earned his B.A. in Spanish from Colby College in 1992, and his M.A.H.L. from HUC-JIR in 1996. He was ordained from HUC-JIR - Cincinnati, in 1997.

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Rabbi Zach Shapiro
A change in perspective can shift the focus of our day - and even our lives. We have an opportunity to harness "a moment in time," allowing our souls to be both grounded and lifted. This blog shows how the simplest of daily experiences can become the most meaningful of life's blessings. All it takes is a moment in time. Rabbi Zach Shapiro is the Spiritual Leader of Temple Akiba, a Reform Jewish Congregation in Culver City, CA. He earned his B.A. in Spanish from Colby College in 1992, and his M.A.H.L. from HUC-JIR in 1996. He was ordained from HUC-JIR - Cincinnati, in 1997.

Dear all,

In a recent conversation regarding a mission statement for a Jewish organization, we struggled over language.

Do we want to preserve Judaism?

Do we want to ensure the survival of Judaism?

Do we want to maintain Judaism?

While all these may be true, none of them are forward thinking. When it comes down to it, we want to inspire through Judaism, we want ignite Jewish choices, we want to create a Jewish future.

I believe we therefore all must demand of ourselves: “What Will I do to Create the Jewish Future?”

And THIS is why every year I participate in the Tour de Summer Camps. And THIS is why I ask you to support my ride.

The Jewish Federation’s Tour de Summer Camps raises funds to send kids to Jewish Summer camps in Southern California. Every child who goes to Jewish camp is exposed to Jewish possibilities, dreams, values, and culture. Camp cultivates a spirit unmatched by any other kind of institution. And camp ensures that the ancient traditions we cherish become beacons of hope for tomorrow.

Support me in my ride. Support the future in Judaism with your donation. My goal is $3600 for the 36 miles I will travel. (I just tried the link myself. It only took a moment in time!)

With love, gratitude, and Shalom,

 

Rabbi Zach Shapiro

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