Pushing Past My Borders

by Rebecca Einstein Schorr on 11 November 2013 @ 12:13 pm

Sometimes, you just need a push in the right direction.

cooking collage

Never in a million years did I ever think that there would come a time when I would be giving a cooking demo.
Not once.

Which is why I cannot figure out why I said yes when my friend, Rabbi Pamela Jay Gottfried, suggested that I give a cooking demo at the recent Jewish Women’s Getaway at Ramah Darom.
Enthusiastically, might I add.

Maybe you just need someone who believes you can do something in order to believe it yourself.
Or two people.

Because while I was flattered that Pamela thought I could do it, I turned to another wise friend, Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder, for advice. Ruth didn’t seem to think it was strange at all. And shared some invaluable insider secrets about giving a demo.

Armed with the confidence of my personal sages, I walked into the session well-prepared and excited.
At the conclusion, I walked out…
and recited the shehechiyanu.
Thankful for encouraging friends.
Thankful for our capacity to keep learning and growing.
And thankful for new opportunities.

RYS and PJG1


Both of these wonderful rabbis came into my life through my participation in Rabbis Without Borders, a program of CLAL -The National Center for Learning and Leadership.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nina 19 November 2013 @ 9:40 am at 9:40 am

Wish I could have seen that! I still remember your reluctant balebusta post!


2 Rebecca Einstein Schorr 25 November 2013 @ 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm

If only we had thought to record it. Really, it’s quite amazing given my history šŸ™‚


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