Hope you’re having a great day.
… I wanted to share an amazing experience with you.
“One of those moments!”
I saw a young man, Shlomo, in synagogue on Shabbat.
And I said, “Good Shabbos Shlomo! Nice hat!”
He felt very good.
“But I’m not going to wear my new hat tomorrow. It’s going to rain.”
And Shlomo continued.
“Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining about the rain.
A Jew is not supposed to complain!
… I’ve complained about more than a few things recently!
And what Shlomo said really hit me.
Because there’s something about him that made what he said so powerful.
Shlomo is not “typical”…
He has Down syndrome.
… Shlomo is a very special young man.
Whenever I see him I say, “Hi Shlomo! How are you doing?”
His usual response?
“Now that I see you…
And how am I doing since I saw Shlomo?
Because he reminded me of something that I tend to forget.
And when I have “one of those days”?
I think of Shlomo and remember.
“A Jew is not supposed to complain!”
… Shlomo graduatedKeshetDay School.
And I can’t think of a better time to invite you to a very special program.
“Lunch, Learn & Mitzva.”
We resume after a summer break on Wednesday, September 7 at the Northbrook JCC.
Lunch is provided by KJ Café, staffed by young Keshet adults with special needs.
It’s a great lunch (provided by Sandwich Club), quality Jewish learning.
And a chance to give dignity to young adults like Shlomo!
Lunch is at 11:30 followed at 12:00 by one of my favorite workshops.
“Make This Your Most Meaningful Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Ever”.
Please join us!
Click here for flyer and to register.
All the best,
Rabbi Moshe Katz
2832W. Touhy Avenue
P 773. 761. 0400 ext. 201
F 773. 761. 9262