I believe that religion is not the sole source of morality. However, working with policy makers in Washington, DC, I have a newfound respect for moral compass. I have found that my education and growth at TRT helped me to understand how mitzvot and Jewish law interact with modern life. As a Reform congregation [and through a traditional approach to prayer], TRT allowed me to understand the rules and traditions of Jewish life, and decide for myself what actions are appropriate and compatible with participation. Tzedakah has become a significant part of my adult life and I credit TRT’s tremendous work in social action, including their TRT Cares program, with influencing me to give back in bigger ways than I ever thought I could..