The Community Power Issue: Also
- Why I Give – Randy Kafka
Why I Give – Randy Kafka
Randy Kafka serves as rabbi of Temple Kol Tikvah in Sharon, Massachusetts. She is a board member of Brockton Interfaith Community (BIC), a community organizing group, and she co-founded Sharon Interfaith Action three years ago to partner with BIC.
What are your passions?
Connection, empathy, creativity.
I’ve especially been finding joy in community organizing with people younger than me. The Jewish concept of the longed-for “world to come” can actually be translated from the Hebrew as “the world that is coming”— present tense, continuous. What that means to me is that the heart-opening relationships that we cultivate in the process of doing the work of justice are a real experience in the present of the world we are striving for in the future.
Why do you belong to the Founders’ Circle?
YES! is like a battery recharge for the soul.
I love hearing from fresh, creative voices about local work that is really making a difference. I love the photos of all the beautiful people in and behind the stories. And I love sharing extra copies of YES! with my young activist friends. We have gotten ideas, inspiration, and connections through YES! and its amazing editorial staff.
It is so vital to support the work of YES! right now, and to find ways to amplify its voice. I consider it an investment with benefits that ripple out in all directions.