This is what I had for dinner tonight. I went to Israel's birthday celebration at the J. It was great fun.
My favorite thing about these celebrations is that with the J full of hundreds of people I see so many faces I know and my kids see their friends at every turn.
In fact, the kids know they can run a bit free here even though it is more packed than usual and they know that it would take some time for their parents to find them.
It is a wonderful community. I see my kids laughing, dancing, even sitting down to eat with different families, just as their friends in turn sit down to eat with us.
They are growing up feeling a part of a diverse, vibrant family of Jews and I love it. It makes me so happy!!!