As a daughter of Holocaust survivors, I always felt committed to fostering and transmitting Jewish knowledge to the next generation. When I met Itzhak on his kibbutz in Israel, he introduced me to a wider view of Jewish history and customs than I had known. Living and working in Israel for several years enabled me to deepen my connection with Jewish tradition and spirituality even further.
As a mother and later as a rabbi I have been committed to bringing joyful Judaism to my family, congregants, and community. Over the years, Itzhak and I created a circle of family and friends to celebrate Jewish holidays together. Our circle expanded to include members of the JCSVV community. Through the Jewish Community Foundation’s Endowment Book of Life, we want to make a contribution to the Sedona congregation’s continuing involvement with Torah – study, Avodah – worship, and gemillut hasadim – acts of loving kindness. May future generations of Jewish children continue to find joy and relevance in their Jewish heritage.