b'nai israel what happens in our world, can happen in yours
Welcome to B'nai Israel and our new website. This will be a year of transitions for us. From the reorganization of our religious school to our renewed focus on organization, mission, and inclusiveness - we are excited about the coming year and what it holds for our extended family.
This past year, with so many tragedies seen worldwide, many have questioned their faith and their connectedness. I think more than ever it is that connectedness which keeps us strong and that connectedness which keeps us balanced. Edmund Fleg offered this reading which seems to sum up our connectedness both in faith but (more importantly) in humanity.
I am a Jew because Judaism demands no abdication of my mind.
I am a Jew because Judaism asks ever possible sacrifice of my soul.
I am a Jew because wherever there are tears and suffering, the Jew weeps.
I am a Jew because whenever the cry of despair is heard, the Jew hopes.
I am a Jew because the message of Judaism is the oldest and the newest.
I am a Jew because the promise of Judaism is a universal promise.
I am a Jew because for the Jew the world is not finished: we are completing it.
I am a Jew because for the Jew humanity is not fully created: we are creating it.
I am a Jew because Judaism places man above nations and above Judaism itself.
I am a Jew because above man, image of the divine unity, Israel places the unity which is divine.
--edmund fleg, "a letter to an unborn grandson," 1927
Tzedakah is not something which you should do but a part of who you are.
We look forward to your being a part of, and connected to, our family.
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douglas fuchs - president
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