Passover, renewal and growth

For millions of us, this month brings a turning. As surely as the new baseball (Phillies) season begins, so does the festival of Passover. Its themes are well known to us all; those of renewal, rebirth, struggle in the wilderness and a hope for a better tomorrow.

Rabbi Richard AddressIt is also a season of memory and of the determination that, as with spring, we are challenged as Jews to be always open to new possibilities and potential.

And you never know where that will come from! Sig and Joy are two vibrant residents of Florida. They recently participated in a day long seminar we ran on Jewish Spirituality and Baby Boomers.

They accepted an invitation to jot down a few thoughts for us for Passover. Their musings are contained in this post. This is a season of transition and change for many of us. Joy and Sig’s message is simple, embrace the change, cherish the memories and be open to new growth; in mind and body and spirit. Have a wonderful and healthy Passover.

About Rabbi Richard Address
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min, is the Founder and Director of Rabbi Address served for over three decades on staff of the Union for Reform Judaism; first as a Regional Director and then, beginning in 1997, as Founder and Director of the URJ’s Department of Jewish Family Concerns and served as a specialist and consultant for the North American Reform Movement in the areas of family related programming. Rabbi Address was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1972 and began his rabbinic career in Los Angeles congregations. He also served as a part time rabbi for Beth Hillel in Carmel, NJ while regional director and, after his URJ tenure, served as senior rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ from 2011-2014.

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