A Jewish celebration with food in honor of the Sabbath
Oneg is a time to serve our Aviv family. It’s not only about serving food, but also greeting everyone with a smile or kind word. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to welcome someone who’s at Aviv for the first time. We are part of the Aviv front line and can have an everlasting impression on someone.
When I first came to Aviv I was a broken vessel and burned out. But I was encouraged and strengthened to see so many people desiring to worship and learn about my G-d and my Jewish heritage. To be honest I wasn’t planning on staying but only to get revitalized and go back out to the trenches.
But G-d knew what He was doing when He got me involved with Oneg (I love cooking). It was one of the places, through the people in that ministry, that I found renewal at Aviv.
The ministry team is a place where relationships are created and cultivated. It’s a time for sharing with one another about what the L-rd is doing in our lives. We pray together, we help one another, we love, encourage and edify each other. When a helper is struggling we help them up.
As we are working together, we’re also learning what it means to work as a team .. to be a good follower and a good leader.
More than six years later, I’m still here, with a revitalized heart, mind and soul and being groomed for leadership … hah … the very thing I was running away from. HaShem makes me laugh!