2018 — Nancy Kraemer
Congratulations to Nancy Kraemer, recipient of the 20th annual Talmud Torah Award, honoring a congregant who has contributed significantly to the Temple by engaging thoughtfully in our adult education programs.
NANCY KRAEMER REFLECTS ON WHY SHE STUDIES TORAH…
“It is a poem which unites all the sparks of G-d, scattered within the people of the world. Within Torah are facets of all experience; from mysteries of creation to rules of governance of nations. Sometimes in plain words, more often in levels of understanding/learning. The text is constant; we are not.
“Reading / discussing / listening with openness, I find leads to sparks of understanding and insights, enhancing not only myself but leading outward toward others.
“I began with tentative steps decades ago my study of Torah, including at Temple Beth Am’s Religious School. Today, it continues to be a treasured journey, which I deeply enjoy sharing with others. A journey that has gifted me with dear friends.”