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It's Now or Never

08/24/2021 10:20:06 AM

Aug24

Chevre (Friends),

As Rosh Hashanah approaches, some of us may feel disappointed in what we won't have, during this continuing time of Covid. Last year many of us were feeling isolated and frustrated, and scared.  We weren't able to gather in person at Adath Shalom, and we weren't able to gather around the holiday table with our friends and family. Having a taste of normalcy, after many of us were fortunate enough to be vaccinated, gave us a sense of hope for the future, a sense of coming home again.

We gather for Selichot, when we reflect on how we may have missed the mark during the year, and we ask for forgiveness from ourselves, from others, and from God. We consider how we can aim to do better, or to at least be a closer version of the person we want to be. I wish each of you a solemn and meaningful journey of self-discovery and outreach. I wish all of you good health, prosperity, and a sense of wholeness in the new year. And, in the ways I have disappointed you or upset you, I ask your forgiveness. May God be with each and every one of you, and may we continue to be there for each other.

With love and wishes for a sweet New Year.

L'Shanah Tovah!

Cantor Lois

Wed, October 20 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782