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Did you know that there are over 6,000 Jewish people in S. Cruz? We’ve recently moved from New York, and are excited to be a part of this growing Jewish community. We are passionate about our vision of building a community where everyone feels welcome at their “second home”, and can enjoy the beauty of Jewish life! Through launching a wide array of programs, we hope to enhance Jewish involvement and pride, for every Jew throughout the county. We look forward to getting to know you! Rabbi Menachem & Mushka Geisinsky
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Why is Torah compared to light? Because it tells us the place of each thing. Because, in truth, there is no need to change the world. Everything is here. Each thing has a place, and in that place it is good. Altogether, it is very good, a beautiful world. All that’s needed is a little light. What is light? Light doesn't add anything or take away. It only reveals the meaning and purpose of all that it shines upon. Think of your own home. In the dark, there is no way to know what belongs in your closet and what belongs in the laundry, what is ready for use and what is in need of repair....
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