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ATID Aspirations FINAL

ATID Aspirations FINAL

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Published by Brent Chaim Spodek

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Published by: Brent Chaim Spodek on Jun 03, 2011
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We prioritize…
We strive to be a community that you can count on intimes of joy and at times of loss.
We want to be in relationship with other Jewishcommunities around the country and around the world.
We want to
deepen the interpersonal ties amongmembers of the Jewish community in the area.
We value the physical building of the synagogue andrecognize that our community is much larger than thebuilding.
Comment [BCS1]:
What might we do for newparents? Or people recently moved to town?
Comment [BCS2]:
Are there things we can doto better care for mourners and for the deceased?
Comment [BCS3]:
Should we have a retreat?
Comment [BCS4]:
How can we foster a cultureof Shabbat meals?
We prioritize…
We are families of all different types and configurations.
Some of us have children at home and are trying to raisethem with pride in their identity and knowledge of theirheritage.
Some of us are taking care of elderly parents whosometimes live far away.
We value activities that a family with children can takepart in; we also value activities that are appropriate for
children alone and activities that are appropriate for
adults alone.
Some of us are adjusting to new patterns of living aschildren move off to college or to live on their own.
Some of us have family members, such as retiredparents or college students, who are part of the
community even if they aren’t 
physically here.
Many of us feel frazzled and harried by our
patterns of 
daily living.
Comment [BCS5]:
Like making challah?
Comment [BCS6]:
Like children’s’ services?
Comment [BCS7]:
Like adult learning?
Comment [BCS8]:
Can we use technology tomaintain closer connections with them?
Comment [BCS9]:
Are there times during theweek when we could offer a moment of spiritualrespite? Very early morning meditation? Middayprayer and silence?
We prioritize…
Social Justice
Just as we as individuals value being part of thiscommunity, so too, we hope for our community to be anactive part of the larger Beacon community.
We want to engage in larger issues of poverty andinjustice in this area.
As Jews, we are concerned with the civil and humanrights of all people.
We are interested in working both at a
leveland on a local
governance level as well.
As we are increasingly aware of how our food is madeand where it comes from, we are particularly interestedin issues of 
food justice.
Comment [BCS10]:
Such as volunteering inlocal food kitchens?
Comment [BCS11]:
Are there ways we canwork with other local community and/or faithorganizations communities to advocate for theneedy in this area?
Comment [BCS12]:
Can we be involved withmaking sure that everyone in Beacon, in theJewish community and outside of it, has access tohealthy food?

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