Project Forgiveness 2009

Welcome to Project Forgiveness. Here, we collect and post videos, emails, postcards and other expressions of regret from those who seek to forgive and from those who wish to express regret.

In the days leading up to the Jewish New Year, we offer this forum as a first step. It is our hope that sharing thoughts of forgiveness online will translate into actual forgiveness between individuals in the days to come.

How to participate? It's simple. Send us your "sorry" (upload a video to youtube and send us the link) or email us at: forgiveness or mail to:

Project Forgiveness
P.O. Box 5134
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

We accept postcards, emails, powerpoint, art, music, video and more!

August 15, 2006

The whole business of forgive and forget has always been troublesome – in world affairs of course, but just as dearly in the synagogue.
The more devoted to the synagogue, it seems, the more unforgiving are the slights to the Rabbi or the President. Sadly, in the 80+ years of our Temple’s existence, more than once have cliques resigned en masse and spiritual leaders not been renewed; always to the detriment of our Jewish community. No one dares suggest the concept of forgive and forget.

Is there a solution? Certainly I won’t venture a suggestion as to world or national animosities, but as to synagogue life, one step forward might be refining Rabbinical training to accommodate the idiosyncrasies, power struggles, and opinionated brethren and serious training in togetherness for synagogue leadership.

Once who respects the course to which you are devoted.

- Anonymous

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