Sunday, June 6, 2010

1 Year Reflection

I am proud to announce that the Russian Speaking Moishe House is about to celebrate its first year anniversary, and what a year it’s been. Looking back, with the level of action and fast pace activity, the whole song and dance feels dreamy. As our community becomes integrated and the mission is no longer migrated, rather cultivated and innovative, our connections will become deeper and the roots will become interrelated. Currently our community connections will become formulated. I foresee our movement being congregated and then duplicated.
Another lesson that I have recognized over the course of the year is that the only certainties in life is that life is uncertain. We will never know how an event will turn out or what combination of variables truly lead to a highly energetic program. As a result, sometimes we simply need to throw up our hands look at our roommates smile and say “Your guess is as good as mine.”
A brief example of randomness and uncertainty recently occurred during a collaborative event where KFAR and Moishe House teamed up and flew in a Jewish String Band from New York. They arrived with a whole sound crew with club style speakers on our patio. Needless to say, the night was a blast and not knowing what to expect made the occasion refreshing.
Bottom line, the last year has been the best of my life and it feels like its getting better. I am thankful for the opportunity to truly create a community space where our Jewish roots can be explored and shared. The upcoming year is going to be even juicer, more loving, more challenging and more rewarding and I say bring it ON!!!

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