Over the past few months, the news headlines have been filled with images of violence, hatred and catastrophic devastation. Israel continues to protect itself, our friends in Pittsburgh have returned to daily life, and first responders in California have been fighting an ongoing battle against wildfires.
Closer to home, we have begun to battle snow – a stark contrast of events, but in some way, and within a few degrees of separation, we all know friends or family that have been impacted. I have many friends in Israel, friends who live down the street from the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and most recently, former Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa (CBB) campers and staff who find themselves without a summer camp due to the California fires. [Read more…]