The ‘Waves of Love‘ design was inspired by Rabbi– Danny Gottlieb, who is became Rabbi Emeritus– at Beth Israel Judea, in San Francisco. Rabbi Gottlieb has meant a lot to me personally. He was never too busy to speak with me about my Judaica, Jewish teachings or personal matters. He was there for me when I purchased the Torah Scroll for Art for Prayer and Peace: A Bridge to Oneness. He went through the Torah scroll with me, examined it and helped me find the parts that I can show and teach to others. He even inspired me to get up early on Saturday mornings for over a year to study Torah with him and others, in our spirited class. He and his wife Ricki sang beautifully together. There were so many special micro-moments with them, I can’t count.
Soft-spoken and dedicated to BIJ– we really miss him and Ricki. That’s why we designed a gift for them, that we can all enjoy into our future. We are merging with a Congregation B’nai Emunah and will eventually be hiring a new full time rabbi. In the meantime, its beauty will remind us of his steadfast support of lifelong Jewish education, as he moves in to the role of Rabbi Emeritus. The Waves of Love Mezuzah Series was available with 50% net proceeds benefitting Jewish education at our combined temple from March 26th – April 11th, 2021. After that it will remain for sale with 10% benefit ongoing.