Tools for Elul: Rabbi Larry Freedman

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If not now, when? I love being a rabbi and I love working with educators and students as they teach and learn how inspiring and uplifting and enriching our heritage can be. How can I do more of that? How can I refocus my rabbinate to allow me to dig deep into the world of educating children and their parents?

If not now, when? Sometimes change can be challenging. I had 11 years in a lovely pulpit. Change my focus? Voluntarily?

If not now, when? It was time. Time for a new challenge, a return to a city I love, to the education focus I love, to friends we raised children with. It was time.

But that means I have to sell a house, buy a house, pack a house and start all over.

But if not now, when? And I couldn't be happier.

-Rabbi Larry Freedman, New Director of J-JEP

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