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SPOTLIGHT

... to recognize members of Beth David and our community

The Membership Committee has begun a new tradition of the “member spotlight” where we will announce and learn all the many interesting and fun things about our congregants. 

July 2018:

Alyssa and Joel Norwood

Alyssa and Joel Norwood have been part of the Beth David community since they moved to West Hartford in 2004. They are spiritual seekers, yoga practitioners, bread bakers, and lovers of all things outdoors, especially hiking, biking and vegetable gardening. They met their freshman year of college at Harvard Hillel and have been wildly ecstatic and deeply grateful that they found each other ever since. Joel is a lawyer at the Connecticut Department of Social Services where he works on Medicaid policy. Alyssa is a lawyer and project manager at Eastern Connecticut State University for a sustainability certification program for cities and towns. She also recently completed training as an end-of-life doula.
     Their three children are Eliot (age 10), Clara (age 7), and Amy (age 4). Eliot is a violist and aspires to be the first New England Patriots quarterback with smicha. Clara is a pianist and artist and hopes to found a pioneering new school with more time outside, more active encouragement of emotional release, and a later start time in the morning. Amy is a swimmer and aspiring doctor, tending to the many injuries of her accident-prone dolls and stuffed animals.

June 2018:  Christina Gray & Jonathan Dickens

Christina and Jonathan moved to West Hartford shortly after their wedding in 2016. Jonathan has a dual MA from Gratz College in Jewish Education and Jewish Communal Service. He is currently working as a Mashgiach at Crown Market and teaching religious school at Beth El. Christina is finishing her MEd in Social Justice Education from UMass Amherst.
     They are both huge Harry Potter fans. In fact, Christina required that Jonathan read all seven books in order to date her! Jonathan later proposed to Christina at Harry Potter World at Universal Studios in Orlando.

Wed, August 15 2018 4 Elul 5778