Here at Associated, we are travelling on a journey – destination unknown. As part of the Associated community, you are a part of something greater, a part of an expedition that connects you to people from the past, the present, and the future.
We are travelling together on a journey of resilience and of growth, a journey that will allow us to connect with people we might otherwise never have met. We are continuously travelling, learning about the people we are travelling with, as well as about the road we are on.
One of the wonderful things about this journey at AHS is that we each have opportunities to lead one another. Sometimes the teachers are our tour guides; sometimes our students, or parents, or other community members take their turn to guide us; sometimes, we are all serving as our own guides. Together, we are learning how to create our own paths.
This journey allows us to experience and see the blessings in everything we do.
As we learn about the people we meet, we will grow and change because of their influence. We will make memories along the way, and take souvenirs. We’ll make stops along the way to appreciate the sights we see, and to process our experiences – we’ll stop to think about what is most important.
We are building community along this journey; we are reflecting, asking lots of questions and generating creative solutions. And we are always moving forward.
Every journey begins with a first step. It is my delight to accompany you on this journey, this “lech-lecha,” at Associated Hebrew Schools.