One of the many parts of being a rabbi that I love is that no two days are alike. Take yesterday, for example. I knew the elementary school basketball team had a 3:30 game scheduled and thought it would be nice to cheer them on (and stand outside and get out of my office). I made my way over the parking lot where basketball is played as the students were warming up for the game. Fast forward about ten minutes and it turns out the other team was not going to show. A forfeit. Go BHDS Bears!
It was somehow quickly determined that myself, the BHDS principal, a parent and the coach would join in since the referee was there and we would divide the adults and students and have a pickup game. While I was ill prepared, note the footwear in the photo above, it was so much fun. I got to spend time with the BHDS students, see how they used some of the important character traits we emphasize as a school, and I got to play basketball. We played two 20-minute halves and a good time was had by everyone!
(And there are now a pair of socks and sneakers in the trunk of my car for future basketball playing ’emergencies’).