Posted on June 2, 2011
The Forward has advice from Jews who recently spoke at college graduations. I always find these things of interest. These articles generate lots of conversation and people often have strong opinions about the messages as they should. However, I wonder how many people have thought about what message they would give if they were asked to speak at a graduation. It is easy to comment or critique someone else’s speech after the fact but much harder to develop your own inspiring message.
I want to encourage Jewish high schools -and even middle schools- to consider inviting someone from the broader community to share a message to the graduates. It can be a powerful experience and one they are more likely to remember than who presented the class gift.