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Shabbat Services: Dane Kuttler will speak about foster parenting
Saturday, January 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Shabbat Va’era, Exodus 6:2-9:35 Service Leader: Rabbi Weiner, D’var Torah: Dane Kuttler
Many of you have met Dane Kuttler in her capacity as Head Cook with the teen Shabbat cooking program – but she’s also been a foster parent for the past two years, having fostered a dozen children with her partner. If you’re intrigued, impressed, or inspired by the idea of making a difference in the life of a foster child, come hear her d’var torah during Shabbat services on Jan. 13. You’ll learn about the special Jewish history of foster care, the need for Jewish ritual and liturgy around foster care, and how we’re shaping the conversation and the Jewish response to working with kids who need loving families and strong communities to support them.
Dane has been working in various capacities at the JCA since 2014, with teen and middle school programs. She also works for the newspaper, writes books of reimagined and reconstructed Jewish liturgy, and tries to preserve more and more food each summer.
Her talk is the launch of a new Tikkun Olam Committee initiative to connect the JCA with the experience of foster care. Dane will be outlining elements of this project, with more information to follow.
Kiddush sponsored by Connie and Chuck Songer in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.