To Our Soul Center Friends,

A few weeks ago, I took some time off to rejuvenate my soul. Now, (thank God) Rachel and Julie are going to do the same: Take some much needed, hard earned and well deserved time off.

The Torah teaches us the importance of such time. We learn that as human beings, we all need to rest and replenish our souls.  We also learn that this need extends even beyond human beings, that even land requires replenishment – some time away from being “productive”.

During the pandemic, Rachel and Julie and the Soul Center team were beyond productive. Here’s the evidence: We ran 745 virtual programs and hosted 26,469 virtual attendees. The energy and love that was invested were “limitless.”

With this in mind, we are proud to say that the Soul Center, as an organization, will be “powering down” to the best of our ability in August. We’ll still be hosting Morning Gratitude each day and holding our Friday morning Spark at 9:15-10:15 a.m. Otherwise though, we’ll be powering down in order to then gear up and be ready for another year of exciting offerings with our soulful community, better prepared to endure all of the unknowns and uncertainties still to come with grace and a steady hand.

Below you will find our plans for the first two weeks of August.  Mid-August, we’ll send one more blast out for the last two weeks.

In the meantime, I want to extend a huge kol ha’kavod to Rachel and Julie, whose generosity, kindness, focus, attention to details, extraordinary competence, flexibility, devotion and plain old goodness make them a total force! Working with you is a blessing for me and for all of us and there’s not a day goes by that I don’t bask in the privilege of sharing this journey with you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

And a final thank you and blessing goes to each and every one of you – for participating in our 745 programs and being a part of our 26,469 count.  Each and every one of you has truly counted and mattered to us in distinct, important and holy ways.   Wishing you all a slowed down month of August filled with things and people that make you happy, healthy days, and a world in which we can all be safe.

Soulfully yours,

Rabbi Dana Saroken

2 thoughts on “A summer slow down”

  1. Alicia Justiniano says:

    As much as you thank us, I personally want to thank you all for hosting these wonderful and fulfilling virtual classes. My life is filled with joy and happiness. God bless you all.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Alicia Justiniano

  2. Helene Goldberg says:

    Thank you all for all that you have given me during these very difficult times. Not only have you made life tolerable, you have enriched my life. I know many others who feel this way as well. Again, Thank you to all three of you.

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