My Vision of Jewish Community
As I look to the future of the Jewish community and dream about the Judaism of our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, I realize the world will have some major differences, while some things will remain the same.
I imagine a community in which denominations will be less divisive and more consensus building. I imagine a community in which people of all generations will work together to make the world a better place. I imagine a place where people belong by paying participation dues, and congregations determine how to function financially through donations and fundraising and endowment, not through membership driven dues.
I spend many hours of my volunteer time working with rabbis and visioning for tomorrow. I sit on a number of local, regional and national boards with the main focus of dialoguing and conversing about how to keep Judaism strong for tomorrow and beyond. I do so, in part, because I care about rabbis. I do so, as well, because I believe it is the voice of rabbis, rabbis with vision, passion and the light of Torah, who will lead us to a brighter future. And so I invest time to help rabbis to grow and to have all the tools necessary to work toward a time when all people will understand the importance of Jewish community, of Israel, of Torah and of God.