Rabbi David Paskin
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From Rabbi David
What an amazing joy it has been to have everyone back in school, and especially to be able to welcome all of our new friends. I know for me, transitioning back into work after time away is a challenge so I can only imagine how hard it is for our children. And yet, they are doing just great!
This Shabbat was meant to be my daughter's Bat Mitzvah (the last of 4 girls). We've spent months getting ready. My daughter had learned her Torah reading and written a d'var Torah (short teaching); we had booked the caterer and DJ; and I have an office full of decorations and candy (you have to have a candy bar). We were all ready for this big transition in our daughter's (and our) life. Unfortunately, like so many celebrations, we had to postpone for the sake of everyone's safety. What I've realized as we have made this shift in our plans, is that while there are big moments of transition worthy of celebration we shouldn't lose sight of all the tiny transitions that we see our children going through and learning from each day.
Despite any tears, your children are growing and learning how to navigate life's little and big transitions and we are honored to be with them on this journey.