The Jewish and cinematic musings of the Rabbi of The Reform Temple of Rockland in Upper Nyack, New York.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
My bags are unpacked. The boxes are unloaded. All that is left to do is hang a few pictures and diplomas up in my office. Of course it all got done fairly quickly as I have a major aversion to cardboard boxes. Not the kind used for forts, but the kind waiting to be unpacked. I must admit, I have a hard time focusing surrounded by clutter. Hence the need to get everything unpacked before really getting down to the business, the pleasure, of creating hopefully enduring relationships with my new congregation. I will admit I am of the belief that it is important to have a warm and welcoming office. Something I tried to have with my previous congregation, an effort which my 8th graders constantly worked to undermine. So for those of you in the area, feel free to stop by. Don't mind the few random frames waiting their final placement. I have a pretty good idea of where they will be going. I just have to figure out what I am going to do with those M.C. Escher posters whose presence reminds me of the necessity to view the world through unique perspectives. And for those of you not in the area. If ever you happen to head out this way, please do stop by. Just bring a hammer, nails, and a ladder. So I can finally get those pictures hung up.
Rabbi Sharff is the Senior Rabbi for The Reform Temple of Rockland in Upper Nyack, New York. He was raised in Houston, Texas where he discovered the acoustic and electric guitar while sitting in his dorm room one day. Rabbi Sharff graduated from the University of Texas and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.
Rabbi Sharff is the rhythm guitarist for RTR's in House Band, and he also served as the editor for Howard Salmon's z"l Comic Book Siddur.