From Rachel King
You live your values, care deeply about social justice, and roll up your sleeves to help make change in the community and the world. You volunteer for and support myriad causes, from small school initiatives and grassroots efforts to national and global campaigns.
How to live Jewishly in 21st century America; how to put your Jewish values into practice. You've definitely been a role model for me as I've learned to make my way in the world as a Jew.
Being a supportive and steady presence in my life for many years, especially throughout my hard times. Thank you for being such a dear friend!
Here's to you, Risa ... I celebrate your impact on our schools and on the wider community! You are a shining example to me, your kids, and everyone who benefits from your dedication to a better world. I admire you deeply and have learned a lot from you. Thank you.
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How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "Risa Shames." (Viewed on September 25, 2018) <https://jwa.org/wecelebrate/shames-risa>.