All that we have ever loved and
all that we have ever been
Stands with us on the brink of all
that we aspire to create:
A deeper peace, a larger love,
a more embracing hope,
A deeper joy in this life we share.
– Leslie Takahashi from Rev. Erika Hewitt, 7/26/15 worship service
“The ability to be joyous, by discerning the good and joyous within every experience, is considered by some as a biblical command!” -Baal Shem Tov
This Sunday, Rabbi Darah Lerner will share her reflections about joy, what it is and asks of us, from her faith tradition. Rabbi Darah Lerner is the rabbi of congregation Beth El in Bangor Maine. She is a second career rabbi having worked in small business management and technology transfer companies before entering the rabbinate. Rabbi Lerner teaches widely on Jewish ideas, values and diverse ethical issues. She served on the Board of RCAD, the Religious Coalition Against Discrimination.
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