*(Full Text of the sermon can be found here).
As we head toward summer, there's a lot of wonderful activity in Res. Hill. A book signing is being planned along with a Baltimore Heritage Tour. A congregant of mine is rekindling a wonderful old neighborhood tradition - art around Druid Lake. All of this is happening May 19th! The Whitelock Community Farm is hoping to expand this summer. We expect new commercial development to come to the neighborhood within the next couple years, and Beth Am's own "Eutaw Place" continues to thrive with its one-year anniversary concert fast approaching on April 11, 2013.
But for all this activity, I'm reminded of the impetus for this blog in the first place. Community development is first and foremost about people. What gets me excited each morning is the opportunity to soften boundaries, to exchange stories and life-lessons across the membranes that so often appear as daunting barriers.
What began as one rabbi's musings in cyberspace is now a full-blown initiative involving dozens of people from my synagogue and (soon to come) many others from our neighborhood. Contact me if you're interested in future sessions. The next one is this coming week!