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Home From the President President's Message - May 2010
President's Message - May 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Dear Members of CBI,

I can’t believe it is already May and our Jewish year is more thana half over. Our Congregation is having a very good and productive year. The board has been diligent in meeting it’s fiduciary responsibilities.

Prior to each month’s meeting, we have a D’Var Torah, a few minutes of our faith. Jim Gold, a superb board member, gave the following message several months ago:

Parashah Mishpatim
    As we read about the events at Mt. Sinai it is very possible to experience an almost surreal awe and visualize the thunder and lightning and even feel the excitement of what it may have been like to have been there---it is akin to being on a spiritual high. But as the emotional high settles we realize the true importance of Mt. Sinai. Moses had been handed the laws of how people should treat each other, of how to organize a civil society, and about how one person should treat another. Laws that, after interpretation, we generally agree should be the basis of our lives today.
    In giving the laws G-d said, “these laws should be set before them.”—one interpretation of this statement is that the written and oral laws regarding how humans treat humans should be set before “them” meaning the laws  governing the relationship between man and G-d.
    This is the world of Jewish spirituality. This is Mount Sinai—creating a world where people are responsible for each other, taking responsibility for our own actions, being careful about what we say about each other and settling disputes fairly. Jewish spirituality is about empathy and creating a society based on justice and caring.
    Towards the end of the parashah G-d says to Moses…Come up to the mountain and be ”there”. But Moses was already there---what does this mean? It is to remind us that whether we do simple, difficult, exciting or mundane things---we need to be more than physically present -- we need to bring our whole selves into every experience. To not only be present but to genuinely involve ourselves—
    Only then can we experience moments of insight, clarity, satisfaction and bring Jewish spirituality into our daily lives. Only then can we attain “Sheleimut” or wholeness in our lives.

We are a Congregation of many facets and activities. We must remember, however that our faith is and should be foremost

            Shalom,
            Maury Wolfson
 

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