I have just been deployed to serve a new congregation, Or Shalom Jewish Community. I will be their half-time Interim Rabbi for about 10 months while they search for their “settled” rabbi. I wasn’t looking for this service, but I followed the bread crumbs. From job description, to interview, to a second interview, to a Shabbaton, and then to discernment. An adventure I was not previously seeking arrived in my life. I felt as if I had been sent to them, and them to me. To turn away at any step didn’t feel like an option. I would have been ignoring the mystery of the process.
I am not just celebrating a new position, I am celebrating the Mystery of how it came to be and my ability to listen carefully to the still small voice, and respond.
May we all listen for where we are being sent, during this season, and seasons that follow.
Reb Zalman would be proud of you.
Julie Litwin says
Congratulations. Sounds like a great opportunity! And they’re lucky to have you.