In her Emerging Gen column, “Sorry it took so long to call back: Is it you, me, or both of us? (February 8),” Stephanie Shefrin identified a challenge on how we get young adults and young parents involved with our community organizations and its many projects to maintain and improve our Ottawa Jewish community.
I welcome the dialogue. Stephanie raised many valid issues about the multitude of demands on young families and the impact these have on their ability to stretch to include a commitment to community. The underlying foundation of the article is that the commitment itself is important. That is a great place to begin the dialogue, since we agree on that. [Read more…]