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A few years ago, we were introduced to the popular ‘Six Word Memoirs’ from Smith Magazine ( The concept is that we can truly make our words count, and tell a whole story, in just six words. As an agency we used this technique for launching conversations around Jewish leadership, systemic change and even about our agency impact.

As I considered how I might say what I truly wanted to say as I leave the doors of Jewish Learning Venture today, it occurred to me that perhaps I would be able to say it best in a six-word memoir. So, here goes.

Thirteen years. Changes abounded. Myself included.

With much regard and appreciation for all that the agency, the amazing staff, volunteer leadership and community have given me.