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All is possible when we work together

11/20/2019 09:55:11 AM


Rabbi Allison Berry

This Saturday evening, we will gather as a community to rededicate our sacred space. And as we do, I will remember that Joseph Campbell once remarked: “anything is possible on the other side of the door to a sacred space.”
In September, we saw this adage come to life as we entered our re-envisioned sacred space for the first time. That moment was a reminder, that when we work together, so much is possible.
On Saturday evening, we will acknowledge and celebrate our volunteers and community of donors who believed we could make our dream a reality. As we join together, we will honor the founders and cornerstone members of our community, who had the courage and vision to build our synagogue. We will claim our seats in our new sanctuary, and we will recommit ourselves to a vibrant future. We will celebrate everything that has been made possible through our congregation’s generosity and loving commitments.
It has been one of the great honors of my career to co-lead the Temple Shalom community as together with an amazing team, we debated and dreamed, redefined and finally built a space that reflects our authentic and deeply Jewish sacred purpose. I am incredibly proud of what we accomplished. There is still a long punch list. We are learning how to use our space in the best ways possible (lighting, seating, technology and more). We appreciate your patience as we work together to establish best practice. Over the next year, we know we will find a new level of comfort and spiritual elevation as we come together to pray.
It is not too late to celebrate with us on Saturday. We will be joined by special guests from our greater community as we gather to lift up our voices in prayer, in song and in celebration as we acknowledge all that is possible when we work together.

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