Dear Friends:

Its hard to carry that Yom Kippur feeling over into our everyday lives. We turn quickly from davening to deliverables. I hope you are able to take a breath and recall that moment of gratitude, that commitment to have that conversation, that pledge to rethink or that feeling of connection to those closest to you. 

To help you carry things forward I share with you the Torah taught by Rabbi Lori Koffman:

The Torah I taught on Yom Kippur:

And as a follow up to my Rosh Hashanah sermon in which I described a meeting between New York area rabbis and members of the Knesset, I share with you a letter from MK Itzik Shmuli to UJA-Federation CEO Eric Goldstein reflecting on his time in the states meeting with Jewish leaders:

And now its off to build the Sukkah! 

I hope you will join us for:

A Sukkot young family program with Mindy Citera and a festive Sukkot lunch this Thursday. 

Shemini Atzeret and Yizkor service Thursday morning October 12th

Simchat Torah dinner/Men's club bourbon tasting and dancing Thursday night October 12th. 

Simchat Torah celebration of our Torah readers, more bourbon tasting and sloppy joes lunch on Friday October 13th. 

Look for information and sign up coming to you inbox soon.

Shana tova,


Rabbi Aaron Brusso
Bet Torah
60 Smith Avenue
Mount Kisco, NY 10549