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"Where Do  We Go From Here?"

09/19/2021 09:16:37 AM

Sep19

Chevre, (Friends),

I hope your High Holiday experiences were meaningful, inspiring even! Now that 5782 has officially begun, where do we go from here? Well, as I type this edition of "Some Notes from Cantor Lois", people are physically at Adath Shalom, and the raising of the community sukkah is in the works. I'm about to work with a list of B'nai Mitzvah students, some of whose Bar/Bat Mitzvah is rapidly approaching! So, compared to the closed doors and silent hallways of last year, things are already markedly different!

It was wonderful to know that so many people in our Adath Shalom family were able to gather either in the sanctuary, or on the outside patio, or from home using the magic of technology, to participate in the unique services that ritually celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We had to make special exceptions, and unique decisions, to keep everyone safe, and thanks to the hard work and dedication of so many people, we were able to provide services in a way that was accessible to almost everyone who wanted to attend.

The Torah gives us our directions, and now, it is time to observe Sukkot! For those of us who are interested in ritual, there's plenty to be had in observing this Festival. One of the most important is to be happy and joyful in celebrating your Festivals! If you've made a commitment to expanding your personal Jewish practice, here's an easy way to learn a new song, learn a mitzvah that is is the Torah, and .....have fun! https://youtu.be/_2flkz5S2UA

Wed, October 20 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782