Monthly Archives: July 2008
Jeff and I had a very nice 4th, celebrating first with a lovely picnic at Don and Adas in Salem.
Great company, food and weather……I was a bit lazy and didnt take any photos of the picnic…
I did take video of the Concert and Fireworks and the short walk back to our car.
Hope you all had a happy fourth….
Our daughter Samarrah had her Bat Mitzvah this past Friday, along with 25 other fellow classmates who studied Hebrew and other things Jewish …traditions, Torah….etc.
Through a group funded by Birthright Israel.
It was a very nice evening….with 25 young adults telling their stories…of why they were not bar or bat mitzvahed at age 13….and why they have decided they wanted to do this now….
It was great to hear all the different stories…but one thing seemed constant amongst all….they felt that now …..they appreciate what this means more than what it would have as a 13 year old…”.its not about the party or the presents”,
as one of the students said….
now at this stage in their life…
Its about community, tradition, and heritage.
Its about making the choice to..
connect to their roots.
Samarrah wrote a beautiful poem….you can hear that on the video….
click on this link to read the interpreted lyrics to So Far by HaBanot Nechama