Thursday, July 21, 2011

Blessed to be a Beth Emet Member

I feel blessed to be a member of Beth Emet, a congregation that loves all people and celebrates diversity. It's very encouraging to be at services that include a wide range of ages and lifestyles. Some members are married with children, others single with or without children, and others are gay and lesbian partnerships. I believe in the power of personal narratives, both psychologically and spiritually. Beth Emet, in its focus on people's stories/journeys, values the wisdom of both individual and collective experience. And lastly, as a convert to Judaism, I have always felt welcomed as a "real Jew" by the clergy and congregation of Beth Emet.

- Ailsa Nielsen

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