“It was kind of jolting to discover that I would need to make an effort to bring meaningful Jewish experiences back into my life.”
My first time giving tzedakah (charitable giving) was at the age of six. My grandma, Susan Arnovitz, who I called “Mimi,” started a fund so that each of her grandkids could pick a charity and make a donation.
Back in 1995, when I was the drummer in a rock band called Soup, my bass player was raving about Atlanta — cheap apartments with pools and great weather! So we moved the band down south.
“I love the way MACoM provides a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for all members of the Jewish community to find spiritual meaning, healing, and renewal.”
I’m a Reform Jew from Houston who had a bar mitzvah, but never put Judaism at the forefront. Antoinette is a Hispanic Catholic from San Antonio, and faith is the organizing principle of her life.