At Shabbat services on Friday, we recognized our Religious School graduates, Josh B., Amanda T., and Stav D. Our 10th graders, William C., Oren D., and Dalia D. were also confirmed. I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was especially moved.
The future of Judaism is secure! We started off the new year strong with William Gorstein being called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on 6 October. All of us who know William know he is Mr. Personality—thoughtful, funny, generous, kind and always so stylish. It was wonderful to see him lead the service where all of these traits were evident as he led us in davening and shared an impressive d’var on B’reishit.