Our Two Shekels

Bearing Witness - Day 4 - Rabbi Jason Nevarez

Written by Rabbi Jason Nevarez on November 30, 2023

Our last day on this solidarity mission was both emotional and inspirational. We head back to San Diego and will begin to sharing our stories and transmit the sacred ones shared to our friends and communities at home.

Our day began with…

Reflections from Day 4 - Rabbi Yael RIdberg

Written by Rabbi Yael Ridberg on November 30, 2023

Rebbe Nahman of Bratslav taught: Every person must cross a very, very narrow bridge. The most important thing is not to succumb to fear. On this final day of our solidarity mission, we confronted the very real understanding of how fear has …

Reflections from Day 3 - Alan Viterbi

Written by Alan Viterbi on November 29, 2023

Today we visited the “temporary” homes for the survivors of Kfar Azza and Nachal Oz, a unique therapy facility staffed by hundreds of volunteer psychologists, therapists, musicians and others to assist the survivors of the Nova music festiva…

Reflections from Day 3 - Rabbi Yael RIdberg

Written by Rabbi Yael Ridberg on November 29, 2023

In 2002, Elie Wiesel z”l said at the Legacy of Holocaust Survivors conference at Yad Vashem, “Whoever listens to a witness, becomes a witness.” Today we learned the power of that sentiment.

We met with surviving members of Kibbutz Kf…

Reflections from Day 3 - Debbie Kornberg

Written by Debbie Kornberg on November 29, 2023

Our morning started at Shefayim, the temporary home for the residents of Kibbutz Kfar Aza. We heard testimonies from three different people who shared their firsthand accounts of surviving the October 7 massacre. Their testimonies were heartbr…