In with the nu, or new rather, seems to be a recurring theme for me lately. With all this new and exciting stuff happening in my life, it's a wonder I can keep my head on straight at all sometimes. But lucky for me, it's all good stuff. And for that I am very blessed. Here's what I mean:
In the spring, I, along with JUF's vice president of communications, Aaron Cohen, completed a new degree: A Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies from Spertus. With this comes not only two new letters to follow my name, but also a new responsibility to utilize the knowledge we've gained to bring the Jewish community into the future.
In early July, on one of the happiest and most perfect days I can remember, I got married! This of course means I now have a new husband, a new name, new in-laws and a fabulous new assortment of kitchen gadgets from Bed Bath & Beyond. In all the excitement of the wedding and the honeymoon, from which I just returned a few weeks ago, I feel I still have yet to process what this new role as "married lady" really means for me and for my relationship. But I do know that it's a wonderful thing!
So, what's new and different?
The new JUF News website features daily updates and a dozen different blogs from your favorite JUF News staff! Our blogs allow us to share with you some of our personal interests—from Jewish celebrities to music to the lessons of a Jewish mother and more! Our blogs will also share with you news from Chicago, Springfield and Israel and the Jewish community worldwide. We hope these new sites make your experience with JUF and JUF News easier and more exciting and interactive.
We at JUF News would love to hear what you think of our new sites! Comment below or email me at StefanieBregman@JUF.org.