Clearly this wasn't the synagogue for me, which was unexpectedly upsetting. Even though I had already decided that communities were useless, since my prior experiences in them never had happy endings, I was secretly looking forward to fitting in somewhere. This place would have been convenient.
My friend M. wasn't about to let me give up me. Come to my synagogue, he said. It's fun, really. Judaism Heavy and Avant Garde, with all the neo-retro shuckling, wasn't my speed, but his version seemed too Lite. I still only knew the serious kind, where rabbis yelled and scowled and congregants, except those with a lot of money, sat in the back row and felt guilty. I had a difficult time imagining that M.'s synagogue was entirely kosher.
like your page.........will be visiting to see how you are in your journey. found your link from norma's blog. I like Rebecca Garfein........how about you?
Thank you so much! Yes, she's great--heard her once at a service, although I haven't (yet) heard any of her CDs.
I think the one I have is Sacred Chants from The Contemprary Synagogue . Cantor Garfein is from not too far away from where I live, (which is the middle of nowhere) I would love to hear/see her in person. Would be awesome. I stand with my feet (soul really) in both worlds of religion, but I lean heavily into Judiasm, my only wish it that there a synagogue closer than 50 miles away. Makes things difficult. But I read alot and study. Will be visiting you I have a feeling alot.
Your background sounds so interesting... I'm sorry there isn't a Jewish community close by, but there certainly are many options online to learn and meet others with the same interests and questions. I look forward to reading your blog, too--and thank you again for reading mine.
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