The Shofar – A Song of Unity and Inclusion
As we gather to celebrate Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, the sound of the shofar reverberates through our hearts and souls, reminding us of the profound message it carries—a call to repentance, prayer, kindness, and charity, as well as a message of unity that resonates deeply with Libenu’s commitment to inclusion, belonging, and community.
The shofar’s distinctive blasts, though unique in tone and duration, come together in perfect harmony, just as our diverse community members, with their individual strengths and qualities, unite to create a harmonious whole. Just as the shofar’s call transcends differences, our commitment to inclusion transcends any barriers that may divide us. Every person, regardless of their abilities, is a valued note in the symphony of our community’s song.
Belonging is at the heart of our community, just as the shofar is at the heart of our traditions. In the same way that the shofar’s sound invites us all to participate, Libenu’s commitment to inclusion welcomes every individual to a place of belonging. Our community is a tapestry where every thread is essential, where everyone feels valued, loved, and appreciated. By embracing those with disabilities, we create a community that is not just inclusive but one where all belong, truly and deeply.
From all of us at Libenu, I wish you and yours a happy, healthy, sweet new year filled
with the blessings of peace, prosperity, and joy.
Shana Erenberg, Ph.D. – Libenu CEO