One of the most rewarding parts about being a rabbi, especially in a congregation, is being invited into the lives of our members. Let me share with you a recent example. In late February, we planned a special program for our youngest religious school students, called “Shema Pajama Party.” It was inspired by an idea brought to us by members who shared a similar program with their grandchild in another city. It invited parents to a session involving an adult learning session, and then projects that they could complete with their child(ren). In preparation for this program, I asked parents to send in a photo of their child to use in the projects.