The name didn't get chosen for several months after the congregation was founded. "We spend significant time deeply wrestling with being singers of hope, to believe that everyone has a voice and lift it up, joyously," Latz said. "And hope, which gets short shrift, is a radical response to despair. It's why rabbis crafted Shabbat with such attention. So to be both inheritors of the vision and be purveyors of it, that is what [Rabbi Abraham Joshua] Heschel meant when talked about radical amazement."

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