Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

Week One: Decide

Omer Project Quotations - Week 1b w Logo & Copyright

This week’s events:

  • Keynote Event: Jewish Tradition and Healing
    • Who: Rabbi Simkha Weintraub, LCSW, Rabbinic Director, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services
    • When: 7:30 pm, Monday, May 9, 2016
  • Moving Our Feet: Israeli Dance
    • Who: Award-winning Yesodot teenage dance troupe
    • When: 6:30 pm, Yom Ha’atzmaut, Thursday, May 12, 2016

For the complete listing of events planned for the Omer Project, click here.

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2 thoughts on “Week One: Decide”

  1. Jim Perlmutter says:

    When I saw the word “decide” as part of Omer thoughts for this week I thought about how many decisions we make that we often take for granted.. decisions to either complain or think about the positives that make our community “special”.. decisions to be complacent or accept new challenges in our lives; decisions as to how we spend our volunteer time– e.g., are there acts of chesed that we can commit to to to help the vunerable?; decisions to be silent or speak out on issues of importance; decisions to take for granted our loved ones or tell them something special about them each day; decisions to keep a closed mind or to open our minds and hearts to other points of view; decisions to dig deep into our innermost feelings and light a spark within us; decisions to change the rhythm of our every day lives for the better. Just some thoughts about the meaning of the word “decide” for me.

  2. janaki says:

    My initial reaction to the word “Decide” was to think that this word is one which is overustressed in our western privileged culture. It is a privilege to be able to decide, and sometimes circumstances are such that we have no power to decide. Sometimes, life, or fate, decides our path for us, and we have no input into the path before us.
    But, then, I realized that even in those circumstances when it seems that we have no choice, we still have the power to decide to go with the direction that Life is pointing us in, or to resist. And sometimes, allowing external influences on our path is the right decision to make.

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