Dear Brothers/Achim (אחים),
Passover is the story of our Resiliency as a Jewish people, retold as an example for us and all peoples today. Beginning with the first Seder this Wednesday evening, we gather, perhaps in a different form than in past years, to commemorate the Will to Continue that the exodus from Egypt exemplifies. Many of us may be experiencing a wide range of feelings. Perhaps our fears can be tempered by the many stories in our history of human beings, with the help of God, overcoming so many obstacles
Menschwork wishes you and your family
a safe, healthy, peaceful and inspiring Pesach!
Invitation from the Chair
As we enter the sacred spiritual family time of Passover, Menschwork's Wisdom Council remains strong in our commitment to support men in their search to be Mensches and grow in their personal Compassion, Integrity and Spirit. As you so well know, these times are presenting us with experiences and challenges we may not have faced previously in our lives. Listed below are a number of opportunities to connect and serve that we are offering regularly. We also want to hear what you need. Please contact me with your thoughts and suggestions. And if things one day are just getting a bit too difficult to handle, I am also here to Sh’mati (listen). Marc@MarcJacobsLifeCoach.com.
Best wishes for a enjoyable Passover,
Marc Jacobs, Chair
Many of us are struggling for many legitimate reasons. Menschwork now offers a weekly program, MenschGroups, to provide Jewish men with the opportunity to check-in with our brothers. MenschGroups meets every Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Have you had a chance to participate? Please do so and give voice to your concerns and feelings with others who are there for you – and may feel the same. The Zoom access link is https://zoom.us/j/680821012 (Meeting ID: 680-821-012).
Menschwork is continuing to plan that we, as brothers, will gather together on November 13, 2020 in Falls Village, Connecticut, to joyously welcome Shabbat at JMR29.
The JMR29 Planning Committee is working hard to plan a safe, magical, and spirited retreat, so make sure to set aside the weekend. The various planning committees are in full swing. If you’d like to get involved contact JMR29@menschwork.org.
Remember, Amazing Things Happen When Jewish Men Gather!
Menschwork Webinar Series
Webinars continue on the second Wednesday of every other month. The upcoming topics are:
May 13, 2020: Prayer; Why, How, and When.
July 8, 2020: Exploring Being A Mensch in The Moment
Please contact Elliott Myrowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help plan webinars or wish to share a programming idea.
Menschwork Regional Gatherings
We are starting to announce Virtual Regional Gatherings in various locations. The currently scheduled gatherings are:
May 3, 2020: Philadelphia Regional Gathering
May 3, 2020: Baltimore-Washington Regional Gathering
Check your email in the coming weeks for details about these and other gatherings.
Menschwork, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that is guided by its mission and values. Within this structure is the core value that “Our model of leadership is egalitarian, inclusive, collaborative, and non-hierachical.” We encourage broad involvement in all aspects of Menschwork. If you have a program, project or a social justice initiative that motivates you to action, and you think it may fit Menschwork’s mission, let us know! Please contact email@example.com to share your ideas and passions in support of our mission.
Menschwork has no membership fees and all operating funds are derived from program registration fees and donations. Please remember those less fortunate and consider a gift to Menschwork for scholarships or to otherwise support our Mission. Spread the miracle of brotherhood and love to all!