More Than Benches
by Jake Rudolph, Digital Media Director
It is more than just a space for prayer;
It is a place where goals are met and summers are realized.
It is a place where minor key songs turn into uplifting soul music
With heartfelt dance moves that act as their harmony.
Ruach, Chesed, Ometz Lev…
Spirit, Kindness, Courage…
These are the values within the veins of our outdoor sanctuary.
A place where choruses are shouted in unison
A place where swaying in loving arms with your comrades is habitual
A place where stage fright becomes a ruse…
It is not just a fine array of tiered benches
It is much, much more.
It is a symbol of home
It is a symbol of excitement
It is a symbol of spirituality
It is the heart of Crane Lake,
Our outdoor sanctuary.