Temple Jeremiah members share their moments of experiencing the “Joy of Belonging”.
“My children run in to Tot Shabbat each month excited to see their friends and celebrate Shabbat with enthusiasm and love. My older child is learning in Religious School and truly enjoys going each week. Our youngest feels right at home, playing during Jeremiah Buddies and greeting the Jeremiah staff with smiles and hugs. We have found a place to call home. We look forward to watching our family grow with Jeremiah and know that it is a great place to belong!”
“Aristotle said, ‘Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.’ I am most happy when I am volunteering at Whittier School through Temple Jeremiah’s Social Justice programs. Each student is so special which makes each day special. I love my time there.”
“It really warmed our hearts to have Oliver join his cousin in the asking the four questions in Hebrew at the Seder. It wouldn’t have happened without Temple Jeremiah. Please share a proud grandpa’s admiration for his grandson and the fine teaching staff at Jeremiah. I can’t wait for Jonah, Oliver’s younger brother, to learn as well.”
“I have always felt welcomed by the open arms of the Temple Jeremiah community. The congregation has provided for me many wonderful experiences, including partaking in Tikkun Olam by giving me the opportunity to establish and lead the Family Promise Program that happens twice a year. Temple has allowed me to be part of the worship experience through music, during our Saturday morning T’filah service and the (H)OUR Shabbat service each month, playing guitar for the Religious School Purim celebration, and of course the Purim Schpiel. I’ve even sung a duet with our Cantor at High Holy Days. Temple Jeremiah is my home.”
“I feel the joy of belonging to Temple Jeremiah whether in its physical space or among the community of members I continue to meet. I was not raised Jewish, yet I have always felt that I am a full member of our community at every service and event I’ve attended. I am particularly grateful for the opportunity to volunteer both with our social justice initiatives and through being asked to be part of committees. Through these opportunities, my family and I are able to build connections with each other, our temple community, and the world around us in service to others.”
“Moving to the Northshore two years ago, Temple Jeremiah provided instant comfort, a place where we could worship and our children could begin Jewish studies and their journey to B’nai Mitzvah. Upon entering the Synagogue, there is an inherent warmth and energy, a soothing sanctuary created by the Rabbis, teachers, staff, and members. Jeremiah is about adapting and acceptance, social awareness, and philanthropy. We are proud to be part of this family!”
– THE GOLDSMITH FAMILY