Monday, March 8, 2010
I had the pleasure to visit my daughter’s synagogue. As you may know Rachel, my eldest is a sophomore at UC Davis. All her life, Rachel has known what it meant to be an “RK” …a rabbi’s kid. Growing up at TAE, being a part of the youth group and as a madrichah – it has definitely prepared Rachel for opportunities while attending Davis. Her major is Human Development with a possible minor in Jewish Studies. She is currently a teacher of the 4th grade at the religious school on Sundays. On those mornings, the community gathers into the sanctuary for t’filah just like we do at TAE with Cantor David. Since Rabbi Wolfe, the Beth Haverim rabbi, was on sabbatical, Rachel asked me if I would come and lead the families into t’filah. In addition to a number of teachings -I took the opportunity to teach them how to do the Shema in sign language. It was my first time outside of TAE to teach my favorite prayer in sign with Rachel on my side. It was incredible. A holy moment that ended in complete silence with no words or music but music to my ears!