My family consisted still of my mom and dad, by then my sister was there, my grandma was still with us. She was with us until I believe I was ten. We kept a kosher home, Yiddish was the primary language that was spoken, and I think the best thing that ever happened to me was at age seven, in second grade, when we moved to the suburbs, my parents joined a Synagogue.
And I never really liked school, but boy did I love shul. I grew up in a Reconstructionist Synagogue, and at the time I thought the whole world was Reconstructionist and that men and women were equal and that everyone got called to the Torah. I didn't know until I was an adult that the whole world didn't revolve around Mordechai Kaplan's concept of Judaism. My extended family, we were really close, relatives were a big part of my formative years. Sunday was a family day, we were either at a cousin's house or my grandparents' on my dad's side, and everywhere Yiddish was the language that was spoken.
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