As children we often ask “are we there yet?” As adults we often still want instant gratification. In this talk, Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter highlights the importance of patience, especially while working towards personal, communal, and national goals. Exploring Jewish teachings about Moses and the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment, Rabbi Schacter demonstrates that time and patience pay off. He urges us to be engaged and proactive in our communities, and to not feel frustrated when change does not happen overnight. Anything that matters and is lasting, Rabbi Shacter asserts, takes time and patience to build.