For years, Rabbi Sheryl Lewart, z”l, sent out blessings each week to congregants and friends. The writings offered a modern twist on each week’s Torah portion. In the final weeks of her life, she finished her draft of Blessings for Life's Journey, a poetic collection of these blessings and meditations. After her death in 2012, people whose lives she had touched collaborated to fund the publishing of this last work.
Blessings for Life's Journey is now for sale through http://tambourinepublishing.net/about.htm.The blessings are organized into chapters such as "Beginnings," "Celebrations," "Challenges," "Comfort," "Loss," "Heart Songs" and "Balance.”
Rabbi Lewart left a lasting impression on the Jewish Reconstructionist world through her leadership at the pulpit of Kehillat Israel, the largest Reconstructionist congregation in the world. She also authored Change Happens: Owning the Jewish Holidays in a Reconstructionist Tradition, which was published in 2009 and is available through the Reconstructionist Press.