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.
Never.
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

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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.

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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!

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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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