Educationally Speaking – November 2020

Gratitude

Randi Sher, Director of Education

TBEeducator@bethelsp.org

This time of year, after Sukkot is over and we are nearing Thanksgiving, I find myself thinking about the two holidays and their similarities and differences.

Both have gatherings of people, food, and traditions, but most of all an underlying theme of gratitude.

There is no doubt that this year has been one of the most confusing and difficult years to navigate. It has been this way everywhere, for everyone. Between shortages, shutdowns and lock-downs it has been a wild ride. Everything has changed yet at the same time nothing has changed but us and the way that we are dealing with the changes.

I am grateful for my family, my friends, and this new (to me) Temple Beth El community. This community is different from every other that I have been part of, with an open willingness to help, constant support, and unbelievable participation and attendance. From the incredible clergy team to the amazing office duo, the Torah School teachers and families, and the rest of the congregation, this is an amazing community.

Change is not easy, but I am extremely glad that I decided to make the change and join the TBE community. This choice is one of the top items on my gratitude list this year and I look forward to getting to know the community better.