Monday, September 12, 2011

Create Your Future

What a Shabbat and what a weekend! It's hard to believe that ten years have actually passed since that fateful day on September the 11th. Although 9/11 was this past Sunday, our community started our "look back" before Shabbat even began at Friday Night Live. We had a meaningful program and after watching a short video there wasn't a dry eye in the room. In addition it was so nice to see our community gather together to hear Rabbi Goldberg deliver a sermons and being proud Americans followed by an ceremony to our fire marshal and sheriff for all they do to protect us every day. One of the challenges for all of us is that we all struggle to comprehend such a large number of victims. Although 9/11 is officially over, it's not over for all of the families that are still in pain. I urge you to watch the video below called Heaven, and listen to the impact that this event had on one young girl (Just make sure you have a box of tissues on hand).
I want to thank all of you that responded to the call to action to go and join me and attend the important rally in New York City against the United Nations meeting taking place at Durban 3. Just remember that at Durban 1 only Israel was singled out as a racist county (not Iran and Sudan) and at Durban 2 Achmadinjad said the holocaust never occurred and called for the destruction of the Jewish state. We here in Boca Raton need to make our voices heard on September 21st before Durban 3 begins, so if you can make it to New York City with the Boca Raton Jewish Experience, please let me know. Details are listed below. I would also like to let you know that if you are interested in attending this year's March of the Living with me, the details and deadlines are listed below as well.

Yesterday afternoon, following soccer practice at Hillel, I stopped at West Boca Hospital and visited Tziviah Leah. I had received a call from her father saying that was just admitted to the CCU (Critical Care Unit). Tziviah is a young lady with MS who just moved to Boca a week ago. She was home bound and just took a turn for the worse. She is an exceptional person with such a will to live. If you would like to do a mitzvah and visit her, please let me know and I will give you the details. In addition now that we are back for another BRS season, with another simcha celebration taking place almost every Shabbat, let me know if you would like to join our new VIP group of ushers, greeters and individuals that would like to sit next to a guest that isn't familiar with the traditional Shabbat service.

Finally it was a big honor to get the news that I was nominated as a 2011 Jewish Community Hero by the Jewish Federations of North America. It's very exciting, but I really need your help to make it to the top. Please click on the following link and vote: Every single vote counts and you are allowed to vote every day. So please make a note and help me and the Boca Raton Jewish Experience by copying the link and sending it to your friends with a small note.
Finally, as the new work week is about to begin, please take a minute to watch a new video in our "A Minute of Inspiration" video series. I hope you enjoy it and please forward the link to a friend. Just think how many people could use a shot of inspiration.
I hope that you have an amazing week and please read about the upcoming programs below.
Inspire yourself to inspire others...
Rabbi Josh Broide
Boca Raton Jewish Experience
(561) 702-3864

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