Winner of the Cool Jew New You Giveaway is Michele P., Philadelphia
"The mainstream New Year is often about resolutions and I no longer 'just resolve' to do anything. It sounds passive and gives me a feeling of a last ditch attempt, like I've let something go horridly wrong in the past. The shofar, and the Jewish New Year, is empowering, it is about opening one's eyes.
So, my wake up call is to be more aware every day. Be aware of my temple needs, as membership chair, be aware of the Jewish community and, the mainstream, to help all not just a group. To be aware of my role as a mother and wife. To be aware of my own needs and desires, to be the best person I can be. To network more to help raise others up to their aspirations. So, the shofar call is my awareness call, and it isn't even sounding yet, and I can see more clearly and hear it echo through me - I am honestly blessed."
Congratulations to Michele. Thank you to all who shared your reflections with us. Read them all at www.tinyurl.com/coolyou.
Please remember to vote! http://www.jewishcommunityheroes.org/nominees/profile/lisa-alcalay-klug/