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Your People My People - Vbs

Your People My People - Vbs

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J O U R N E Y S
Your People,
My People
Your People,
My People
J O U R N E Y S
Introduction By
Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis
Edited By Michael Halperin
YOURPEOPLE, MYPEOPLE
We appreciate the generosity of
Lori and Ron Freson
that enabled the publication
of this journal.
\ue000

We gratefully acknowledge the following individuals
for their gifts of energy and spirit in the creation
of this journal:

Elaine & David Gill
Michael Halperin
Jane Jacobs
Myra Miller
Rhonda Slater
Elana Zimmerman

\ue000
Counsellors:
Rabbi Edward Feinstein
Rabbi Joshua Hoffman
Book designed by Debbie Shayer
\u00a9 2006 Valley Beth Shalom, a California non-profit corporation
All Rights Reserved
\u201cLet Your tender mercies be stirred for the righteous, the pious, and
the leaders of the House of Israel, devoted scholars and faithful
Jews by choice. Be merciful to us of the House of Israel. Reward all

who trust in You; cast our lot with those who are faithful to You. May we never come to despair, for our trust is in You. Praised are You, Adonai, who sustains the righteous.\u201d

JOURNEYS
TABLE OFCONTENTS
\ue000Foreword............................................................................2
Meditation
Discovering Judaism..................................................3

\ue000To Our Growing Jewish Family......................................4 \ue000Penny Ballow....................................................................6 \ue000Bobbie Blau........................................................................7 \ue000Joanna Brent......................................................................8 \ue000Rodney Burgoyne.............................................................9 \ue000John Crites-Borak...........................................................10

Meditation:
Shehecheyanu: The Response of the Beit Din........11

\ue000Cheryl Gillies..................................................................12 \ue000Pamela Hedin Gurfein...................................................12 \ue000Chris Hardin....................................................................13 \ue000Jennifer Rea Hardin.......................................................14

Meditation:
Embracing the Jew by choice.................................15

\ue000Elisabeth Kesten.............................................................16 \ue000Bob Kip.............................................................................17 \ue000Noemi Lasky...................................................................18 \ue000John Lehr..........................................................................19 \ue000Cheryl Lorenzo...............................................................20 \ue000Dianne Nitzahn...............................................................21 \ue000Juliana Olinka..................................................................22 \ue000David Pardess.................................................................23 \ue000Julie Paul..........................................................................25 \ue000Marcy Rainey..................................................................26 \ue000Pete Robinson..................................................................28 \ue000Robin Saban.....................................................................29 \ue000Debbie Shayer.................................................................30 \ue000Louise Sperr.....................................................................31 \ue000Troy Stevenson................................................................31 \ue000Nancy Baxter Stone.........................................................32

Meditation:
Ruth\u2019s Child..............................................................33

\ue000Cecelia Townsend...........................................................34 \ue000Jeff Wernecke...................................................................34 \ue000Afterword........................................................................36 \ue000Glossary...........................................................................37

The meditations and quotes of
Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis
celebrate those who have come
to embrace Judaism.

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