‘Ways to interpret the Transformational Meanings of the Passover/ Exodus Story
Rabbi David Azen and Rabbi Alan Greenbaum officiated a beautiful, meaningful, musical Interfaith Passover Seder this past Tuesday evening.
As members of three local Catholic and Jewish Congregations (St Patrick’s,St Candice Churches & Nevada County Jewish Community Center / Congregation B’nai Harim ) the Rabbi’s led us in recounting and participating in the historical story of the Exodus.
The Passover Story is one that can be understood and related to irrespective of ones religious birth-rite, background and training...The Exodus Story is one that no matter your Spiritual belief, study and practice .... is one that brings a powerful meaning. Though it is a Story of those who have been stripped of their rightful heritage, as slaves under the cruelty of others....it is a story of suffering continuing to be experienced by others today.
From the depth of darkness facing overwhelming challenges the Hebrews struggled, fought for their lives ..finally coming into to the light ...Over time... the Jewish People whom we had become came to understand that this painful and Joyous way of being ...... that to grow from “strength to strength” required continuous transformational experiences that demanded action. Action we would come to know of today as Tikun Olam...
Tikun Olam ... The commitment we would be dedicated to throughout eternity. Having at one time been Hebrew slaves in Egypt who’s survival and Transformational Journey led to our becoming the Jewish People has led us to understand , the truth manifested in the humanity of “the Other...“. An understanding of struggles to survival that clearly us to take Actionto the responsibility to make Our World a better Place. ..
We enthusiastically Welcome Allison Kalt as our
New Administrative Assistant Allison Kalt
We are pleased to welcome Allison Kalt to our Team of service to our Community. Allison and her family have been actively involved with the NCJCC, Congregation B’nai Harim since their move to Grass Valley from the Bay Area seven plus years ago.
Allison began her tenure as our Administrative Assistant in late March working in the Office and from home using her savvy technical skills to assist with the creation and dissemination of the many forms of written and electronic communications with our members and greater business community. She has been learning and assisting with the many diverse tasks of managing the day to day tasks of a small business. She is very enthusiastic, creative and motivated in giving us 100+ percent of her talents and growing in her abilities in serving in this role . It has been a pleasure getting to know, teaching and serving as a mentor to Allison and look forward to “growing from strength to strength”.
Allison will be working part time beginning with 10 hours per week with more hours as she takes on more areas of responsibility. We have been introducing her in this new role to members of the Board, School, Sisterhood/ Men’s Club, Task Group’s etc. Please rake a moment to say hello and introduce yourself when you see her at an event.
Introducing Allison Kalt..
. “Administrative Assistant”
in her “Own Words”
“I've been a member of the congregation since I moved to the area in 2012. The NCJCC has become a second home. Since then I've regularly attended Sunday school, had my bat mitzvah, and participated in youth group activities. As an emerging adult whose beginning to explore my Jewish identity, I cherish engaging conversations and using my passion for photography to document events and touching moments here at the Center. I'm eager to be involved with events and incorporate my artistic eye into the visual communications of our organization.”