The Great Shofar Blowout... One Year Later

GSB_with_2_logos.jpgIt was just about a year ago that we gathered on a Sunday morning to establish a new Guinness World Record. During five magical minutes, 1,022 people extended the breath of their souls through their shofars, reverberating with a collective blast heard not only throughout the community, but throughout the generations.
That is the memory - the joyous, wonderful communal memory that so many of us now carry as part of our Jewish experience. But the goal of The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life in creating such a historic opportunity was much more than what we experienced during those culminating five minutes of T'kiyah! Sh'varim! T'ruah!
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My Part in The Partnership: Meet Jody


The Partnership  for Jewish Learning and Life is pleased to announce Jody Hurwitz Caplan as the new President of the Board of Trustees. Jody has served on the board since 2012, and she explains what brought her to The Partnership:


"I was first introduced to The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life as the recipient family of a One Happy Camper NJ grant. As someone who went to a Jewish camp and also worked on staff as a counselor, I had first-hand knowledge of the magic and power of a Jewish summer experience."

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My Part in The Partnership: Meet Rachel

Rachel_Family.pngNow is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. For Rachel and her family, attending Shabbat in Bloom has provided a great opportunity to visit local parks while engaging in a social Jewish activity. Shabbat in Bloom is a celebration of music and movement, led by two educators and a musician, which engages young people and their families in pre-Shabbat celebration through songs and stories.

"Throughout the week, I hear my two kids in the backseat singing the songs from Shabbat in Bloom. Each time we go we gain something different from the experience."

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The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life is the Jewish Identity-Building organization of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, and a beneficiary of its UJA Campaign.

The Partnership strives to create an environment that is accessible for all. If anyone would like to participate but has a challenge that makes it difficult for him/ her to do so, please be in touch with the professional contact who will endeavor to make the necessary accommodations.

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