I write these words from Irvine, CA, at the 129th annual CCAR Conference.
When hundreds of Reform Rabbis gather together, prayer, study and learning are top priorities. Yet it’s the impromptu conversations with colleagues and old friends between sessions and at meals which often provide the camaraderie and renewal that are among the highlights of these conferences. Together the formal and informal learning create enthusiasm for the sacred work Rabbis do at home. Just as this week’s Torah portion Tzav requires that the sacred fire on the altar be kept burning, Rabbis need to keep their passion for their sacred work at home fueled as well.
I’m looking forward to celebrating Shabbat at services at home this Friday and “praying with my feet” on Shabbat afternoon at the March for Our Lives in Long Beach. Please join me!