By Samuel Klein, Limmud NY Connections
Among the scattered red clown noses and glitter I danced.
It was the closing hours of Limmud Los Angeles in 2010 and Craig Taubman, of Sinai Temple’s ‘Friday Night Live’ fame, was holding a Rosh Chodesh Adar get-together. With the cascading electric guitar riff of ‘Lord Get Me High’ by Shlomo Carlebach melting my limbs, I imagined the new month of Adar washing over, with its promise of joy, general abandon and spirit of community at play. On Rosh Chodesh, that spirit found expression in exquisite and delicious dance.
Dancing with me were children, teens, singles, young-marrieds and grandparents, drawn from across the Los Angeles Jewish community and internationally; the room reverberated with their laughter and their song.
Three years later, it’s almost the month of Adar again, but this time, I am track chair of Limmud NY’s Social and Communal initiative, Limmud NY Connections!
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