(Photo was before I was born & my older sister is shown):
At the time of discovery, I studied it carefully, then showed Marlon (aka "Nezakh" - his Hebrew name) and he was intrigued. Shortly after service while in the Fellowship Hall, Nezakh suggested I show the Rabbi. That's when I got an official confirmation from Rabbi Dan.... Yes, it was indeed a Star of David which I found very interesting as well as special. Even though my father wasn't a religious or observant Jew, I know that Ashkenazic ancestry is part of my heritage. I also found it interesting that according to Reformed or Progressive Judaism, paternal Jewish ancestry is recognized as valid.
This experience is very dear to me since my father passed away over a decade ago and I'm becoming more connected to my Hebrew roots.
Ultimately, I'm grateful for this memory that was captured almost 40 years ago as I seek:
- Torah (lifelong learning)
- Avodah(spiritual growth)
- G’milut Chasadim(acts of loving kindness)
- Kehilah (community-building). "