A Note on Jewish Identity, Shared Memory, and the Netivot Shalom Community
This Book of Remembrance is dedicated to sacred memories which even the power of death cannot take from us. The prayers in this booklet are meant to be appropriate for all relationships.
Our community affirms the place of Krovei Yisrael, Those Who are Close to Israel. We are family and friends with Jews and non-Jews, and embrace each other with love and care, building community and sharing dreams. We also share deep memories.
- Some of us were born Jewish, and remember today parents, friends, family who are Jewish and not Jewish.
- Some of us have chosen Judaism, and remember today parents, friends, family who are Jewish and not Jewish.
- Some of us are not Jewish, and remember today parents, friends, family who are Jewish and not Jewish.
As a community, we recognize that no one who has lived has escaped hurting another, whether intentionally or inadvertently. Some of us may still be carrying wounds that were made by those we once loved and now have lost. Just as we can be angry with God and still pray, so do we affirm our capacity to remember and mourn despite our complicated feelings.
May the memories of our loved ones be blessings in our lives.