WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
STORIES OF SURVIVAL and INSPIRATION
(in-person in the Chapel and virtual)
One of Yom Kippur’s core messages is that the very fragility of our lives is part of what gives them infinite value. Each year at TBE, several Temple members share their personal reflections about the unique challenges that have led them to a deeper appreciation of life, tradition, and community. For 5783, we are proud to welcome Joanne Lax, and Christa and William Dash.
Joanne Lax is a wife, grandmother, successful attorney – and has been blind since her late 20s. She will be talking about her personal journey and the ways she has adapted to her circumstances, as well as sharing ways in which non-disabled people can better interact with the disabled community.
William Dash is a young man who grew up at TBE, and has spent his entire life dealing with the reality of autism and several additional comorbidities. He has also become a regular Torah-reader at Temple, an accomplished artist, and a graduate of Oakland University. Not only will he be telling us his story, but we will be getting a personal reflection from his mother, Christa Dash.