From Rabbi Naomi
Zoom, zoom, zoom! What a holiday season it is! I was deeply touched that so many TBE members are setting aside the time to sit in front of computer screens to celebrate the ancient holidays with 21st century technology! Wonder of wonders! It was heartwarming to see your faces, hear your voices and learn from your insights.
I’m especially grateful to our dedicated musicians, Bel-Ami Margoles and Berel Steinberg, and such a joy to have Sasha Chandler return to us with her exquisite violin playing! Also much gratitude to Rabbi Bob and his wife Suzanne for conducting the Torah services on the bimah at the Temple, Caroline Isaacs who coordinates the Torah services and recruits all those readers--how sweet to see their faces close up! -- Nicole Barchilon Frank for lovely flowers and decorations for the bimah, Naomi Silvertreefor the contemplative harp music, my son-in-law Jason Goldstein for sound and lights for the evening services, David Boyd for keeping the new website up to date, my sister Devva Kasnitz for hosting ALL the zoom events, our president Joe Hale for his kind and wise words, and our Office Administrator Blue for taking care of so many details.
The High Holy Days conclude this coming weekend with the following:
Hoshanah Rabah/Shabbat ritual on Friday night (6 pm) - We’ll combine an ancient out-door practice for the last day of Sukkot with a new prayer based on the words of Greta Thundberg. https://www.ritualwell.org/ritual/climate-crisis-hoshanot-words-greta-thunberg
Saturday Morning Torah Study (8:30am) with Rabbi Bob. Details will be in the Fri, Oct 9th email.
Yizkor on Saturday morning (11 am) - For this memorial I’ll invite everyone to reflect on something you learned from a departed relative or friend. Simchat Torah on Sunday morning (11 am) - we read the very end of the Torah and then head right back to the beginning!
For anyone who would like to review my Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur talks, please find them in the "Rabbi's Writings" sction of this website. I would enjoy hearing your thoughts.
As I mentioned on Yom Kippur, after the holidays I would love to meet with any and all of you to talk about life, Shabbat celebration in this special at-home time, Jewish values and education, or anything you would like to discuss with me. We’ll post a signup soon for appointments.
Again, thank you all for such strong participation in our High Holy Day Zoom events, it means so much to me.