did not disappoint in her witty and entertaining delivery of words of inspiration and
. She reminded us that we are soldiers fighting a war, made up of our own unique and individual battles. And the most important thing to have when you are fighting a war is a solid LIFELINE. Our lifeline will keep our connection to our
Hakadosh Baruch Hu
, and to each other alive. It could be a
, a mentor. Regardless, we need to have a continual source of inspiration. It’s not just about surviving our battles: it is about thriving and coming out victorious. Drawing from Rabbi Lopiansky, Mrs. Vegh spoke about three main steps to forming a lifeline. Firstly, we need to create a society around us that holds us accountable to our values, reinspires us to stick to our goals, and acts as a support network. Secondly, we need to seek guidance from someone who can help us see through the lens of
Lastly, we need to TALK TO
. He is our General in this war, and He can guide us through any battle. Every individual needs to tailor these steps into her own life: either way, the key is to keep holding on to that lifeline. It will do more than simply help you stay alive, it will help you thrive.
Mrs. Vegh ended with a beautiful
She said studies have shown that trees that are watered consistently over a long period of time through a slower trickle of rainwater can survive stormy weather better than trees that are watered with larger amounts of water from a hose system in a greenhouse. The trees that receive a slow trickle of water throughout the day have to grow their roots deeper into the ground to seek the water and develop an extensive root system. We too, to be able to feed our
and fortify our strength to weather the storms and win our battles, need to develop our root system through consistently turning to our “watering system”- our lifelines. It’s not about the dramatic, large bursts of
: it’s the consistent, committed work that makes all the difference.
The evening’s door prize raffle winners were:
Gali Silberberg ’17
Shaina (Shoemann) Smilowitz ’12
– Hats to Hose gift card
Ora (Nafisi) Attar ’13
– Adina B gift card
Thank you to the Committee members, volunteers and all those who attended, for making this Bais Yaakov Alumnae Event so special and such a wonderful success.
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