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Stepping Out of the Herd’s Stampede

The stampede towards a career begins with college graduation, and perhaps even earlier. Andrew Jacobson ’19 stepped out of that rush and dedicated a year to Torah study. 

What was his calculation?

What does he fear about this decision?

Why is he so unconventional amongst today’s young adults?

The SynaGym – Synagogue & Gym; Prayer in a new perspective

Often, for both the frequent and infrequent visitors to the synagogue, it feels more like entering a classroom where you’re expected to follow the instructions of the Prayer Book and Rabbi, than a place of spiritual connection to the Divine.

Listen to a new language that transforms the experience from a classroom to a playground. Have fun!

Commitment; the Power and the Pain

To renew is to be excited about life and ultimately to grow.

A prerequisite though is commitment. With its combined power and pain it provides us the ability to bring our whole self forward in ways otherwise not possible.

We share our reflections and personal experience on commitment and its impact.

Life is in the Ugly

In our desire to grow, and even become more attractive, we easily fall for the enticing assumption that it’s to be achieved by highlighting what seems appealing about ourselves. In fact though Teshuva teaches us that in the parts which we bury and hide is where the power for growth and life exists.