Have you ever heard the adage, ‘you can’t tell how strong the tea is until you put it in hot water?’ As you probably surmised, this saying refers to how we learn what our strengths are when we are put in challenging situations. To say that we have tested our strength in this way over the last few years is an understatement! But I am happy to report that this congregation is made of some pretty strong tea. Some crucial ingredients of this tea are relationship, resilience, commitment and communal joy. For example, we managed to hold Shabbat services all year without interruption with the leadership of our community! As we welcome our new Rabbi to her first service this weekend, we can reflect on the joyous times that we spent together during our year of lay leadership and be proud that we are welcoming her into a strong and resilient community.
Take a look at this slide show highlighting the wonderful year, if we can have this much fun without a Rabbi- we are in for a great year ahead with Rabbi Gabrielle Pescador!