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A New Year’s Message from JCHE President and CEO Amy Schectman

Posted: September 21, 2017

Rosh Hashanah marks the passing of time. We welcome a New Year and with it the promise of fresh beginnings, of vast possibilities. The rituals are quite explicit about how we learn from our experiences—by reflecting on the past year and our accomplishments and foibles we prepare ourselves to live in a way that meets our self-aspirations. We all understand that this cycle of experiences and reflection yield better selves.

It’s fascinating that even as we rejoice in the passing of time represented by Rosh Hashanah, as a society we scorn the aging process. “60 is the new 40,” we declare—as if somehow 40 were an inherently better age than 60. At JCHE we’re the vanguard of a very different message. With each year, we add wisdom and perspective—and with it, we have so much more to offer our families, our friends, our neighbors and the community at large.

L’Shanah Tovah!


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