Elena (elianaelanit) wrote in egal_jews,

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::everyone point and laugh at the new girl!!::

Hey, I'm new to this community. I'm Elena, I'm 17 and I live in Florida (let's have a collective "ewww"). I gre up in a Modern Orthodox community where I was the only female who attended weekday services, and as much as the synagogue tried to make allowances for me (such as letting me chant my haftarah after the service at my Bat Mitzvah), it really wasn't enough. 4 years ago I moved to a Conservative community, and since then have been leading services, reading from the Torah and Haftarot, attending and teaching classes, etc. and I love it. When I was seven I decided I wanted to be a rabbi...I told my parents 2 years ago and they still haven't completely accepted it. But my rabbi and my community are very supportive, and since I leave for college after this year, I'm hoping the family comes around pretty soon. Anyway, thanks for letting me join y'all's LJ community
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