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CBH Is Like a Zumba Class

community Dec 08, 2019

By Tammy Resnikoff

As a Zumba Instructor for almost 12 years I often ask myself outside of the music and movement what the appeal is of a Zumba class.  One of my students recently gave me some insight. 

  1.  It's a place where you can come as you are.  Yes, you can wear the latest fashion from Lu Lu Lemon, but you can also come in sweatpants and a T-shirt.  Come as you are is the rule.
  2. It's a place where everyone is welcome, no matter how well you dance, how fit your are, how old or young you are.
  3. It's a family.  Its a place where you see many of the same people every class, they ask how you are doing when you when you walk in the door, and if its your first time, everyone greets you with a friendly smile.

But she also pointed out to me that the magic moments of a Zumba class are when all these people come together moving in unison  to the same song.  As an instructor, those are the moments that make me love my job.

Thinking more about this, I realize the same principals apply to CBH.  We come as we are, no dress code, everyone is welcome, no matter where you are on your Jewish journey, and we are a wonderful family, always welcoming a new face.  And there so many magic moments, at music Shabbat,  at Torah Study or Life Long Learning, at a Social Action or other event, where we all come together as a community.  Those are the moments where we realize how special this place is and can’t wait to come back.


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