Jewish News of Southeastern Virginia, July 16, 2021
by Jody Wagner
I’ve pledged support for the Jewish future. Here’s why.
As we begin to emerge from the upheaval of this past year, many of us are reflecting on our goals and values. For me, it’s the importance of participating in the Jewish community and supporting Jewish causes.
I was raised in the tight-knit community of Beachwood, Ohio, where my school was 95% Jewish. My father, a Holocaust survivor, had made me aware of our historical trauma, and I appreciated being part of a vibrant Jewish community. However, everything was already established—I did not see a personal role to play.