This week on the URJ’s 10 Minutes of Torah, Rabbi Eric Gurvis writes about Fall Conclavette, Hanukkah, and kindling the flames of youth engagement:
Hanukkah candles give us but eight nights of light. By contrast, the flames we kindle in the hearts and souls of our youth are not set by the calendar nor determined by the season. They are kept ablaze by the energy, insights, and relationships young people build, nurture, and share in these experiences with their peers. The power of our congregations, together with our movement’s youth programs, to kindle light that will be spread by our young people is more intense than we can imagine.
–Rabbi Eric Gurvis, Temple Shalom, Newton