Yi’udo V’tafkido: Stewarding Holy Community

As we have been reminded so often by Rabbi Victor, the Slonimer Rebbe teaches: l’chol adam yesh yi’udo v’tafkido/each person has their own unique task and purpose. This is true of our community, too, and surely of this moment in time.

To help this incredible community express our collective appreciation for Rabbi Victor, Mieke, and the first 15 years of Nehar Shalom, we invite you to participate in several offerings of appreciation, as we know there is so much love and gratitude to share.

  • Sharing Reflections
    • Share your reflections, memories, art, poetry, photographs, and Torah expressing your gratitude for what Rabbi Victor and Mieke and the Nehar Shalom community has meant to you. Please email these offerings to HonorNeharShalom@gmail.com by June 1.
  • Financial Contributions
    • Make a donation to Nehar Shalom in honor of Rabbi Victor and Mieke. Your contribution will support Nehar Shalom’s continued learning, community building, and justice work. Please donate here, as your heart calls and capacity allows, by June 30.
  • Virtual Gatherings—Join us for two very special upcoming events:
    • Friday, June 26, 5:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat services, infused with words of Torah from Rabbi Victor and music and reflections from special community guests.  To register for this event click here.
    • Tuesday, June 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Klei Kodesh: Transferring the vessel of community leadership, with Rabbi Victor and Rabbi Leora, led by Rabbi Adina Allen and Jeff Kasowitz of Jewish Studio Project.  To register for this event click here.
    • Additionally, we plan to hold a wider community celebratory event to honor Rabbi Victor and Mieke when circumstances allow.

This effort is being led by Rabbi Salem Pearce, Jeff Kasowitz, and Rabbi David Fainsilber, three community members who remain deeply connected to our shtibl even though we currently live far away. Join us in keeping the river of peace flowing! If you have any questions about these opportunities, please reach out to Rabbi Salem Pearce.