Dear Laurence, Gary, Shlomo, Jay, Gershom, Warren, and Scott,
Thank you for being my teachers and my friends. Thank you for having my back and giving me hugs and being my fellow travelers and taking me way down inside Torah and showing me what fellowship is really about. Thank you for this year, especially, and all the years that preceded it. Thank you for the years to come, via Skype and iChat and the phone and the visits when we can manage it. I adore and am utterly indebted to each and every one of you, and so grateful that I have had the privilege of being your classmate.
See you tomorrow night, at gametime.
Mazel Tov, rab’i v’mor’i. You’ve joined the ranks of “lady rabbis”! No, but for real, it was so amazing to see you on that stage this evening. Every word Aryeh said was true. You are a model and inspiration for me. I can’t wait til I, too, can call you colleague again. Mazel tov, (rabbi) friend.
Thanks, J! And you are a rock star in your own right–can’t wait to see you up on that bimah.