As I contemplate retirement after a career in the rabbinate and Jewish education, the last 28 years in Ottawa, I make the following observations looking at the past and thinking of the future.
I have been privileged to be rabbi of an amazing congregation, Beit Tikvah, whose members have taught me a great deal and who have been a source of inspiration. The shiurim and chavrutot that take place daily in my shul are a testament to the dedication and love of Judaism of my congregants. The project of Beth Shalom West manifesting itself today as Beit Tikvah is a tribute to the families that created a synagogue in the Craig Henry-Centrepointe areas. [Read more…]