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Twice Blessed

Deborah JoselowFilmed at UJA-Federation of New York 2014

Among the first Jewish stories I ever heard was the Kabbalist version of creation. I found the notion of each human life as a journey to connect light deeply inspirational. This piece is a collage, snippets from my own attempts to claim my broken shards as pieces of a holy vessel.

Rabbi Deborah A. Joselow currently serves as managing director of the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal (COJIR) of UJA-Federation of New York. In this position, Deborah works with a team of outstanding professional and volunteer colleagues in order to fulfill the organizational vision to inspire Jewish life in New York, in Israel, and around the world. COJIR’s portfolio is devoted to Jewish education and experience and embraces learners of every stage of life and venue. Deborah is an ordained Reform rabbi with a master’s degree in Jewish education. Prior to joining UJA-Federation of New York, Deborah served the Union of Reform Judaism as the director of educational planning. Deborah lives with one husband, two dogs, and three children in Westfield, New Jersey. In their precious free time, the family enjoys cross-country skiing, kayaking, and reading.

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