The brilliance of JMR29's theme is its simplicity and wisdom.
-Co-chair Roger Zimmerman
Be involved in your own life. Ingest its bounties and absorb its pain. Process thoughts and feelings without losing perspective. Survive and endure.
Do not accept that upheaval has control of the narrative. Maintain the ability to discern with objectivity. It is okay to agree to disagree and remain stable, consistent, and relevant.
Strive for internal peace by treating yourself and others with kindness and respect. Fully experience the present, but with an eye towards the future. Help others do the same.
Daily we know and live with the challenges, distractions, obstacles, and choices that test our strengths and abilities and help us fulfill Menschwork’s challenge to be men of compassion, integrity,and spirit.
JMR29’s parsha, Chayei Sara, brings us to the latter days of Abraham’s life. The corresponding Haftorah tells us of aging King David. Both ancestors made choices which allowed them to feel whole and holy even as they faced their own challenges, distractions, and obstacles.
As Jewish men living in 2020, we fast-forward many generations to JMR29 - and we are dealing with similar issues. During the retreat we will individually and collectively explore how to recognize and then build on the Resilience. Balance. Equanimity. in our lives.
Please join us and explore for yourself; and at the same time discover what connections you make with Abraham, David, and your JMR brethren.
Parsha Chayei Sarah
פרשת חיי שרה
This year's retreat will be an innovative and meaningful online gathering of Jewish men from across North America - and perhaps beyond.
November 13-14, 2020