A Message from Our Cantor
November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Day
How easy to praise You, Beloved One,
For abundance, for cups brim filled;
How can we not delight in Your majesty,
Your endless blessings to us.
How simple our thanks, Beloved One,
For laden tables, for gathered families,
Shoulders touching in the intimacy of the meal
You have spread before us.
 
Teach us, too, to thank and bless Your name,
When cups are empty and thirst is great;
Put our hands together to replenish,
Finding blessing in tiny sips.
 
Beloved One, to thank and bless You,
We find hope in uncertainty,
And triumph in shaky steps.
 
N’vareich – נברך
Allow us to recreate abundance and be a blessing.
Adapted from Debbie Perlman (z”l)
 
On Sunday evening of this Thanksgiving weekend, we begin celebrating Chanukah! We look forward to sharing in our Festival of Lights as a M’kor Shalom family on Friday night, December 3 with a Shabbat Chanukah service featuring our choir, Kol Shira, and on Sunday, December 5 with our community Chanukiyah lighting. And, you can join Reform Jews from across the world for a Chanukah program that will “air” as a ReformJudaism.org Facebook Live event on November 28 at 8:00 pm, HERE (or, if you prefer, you can receive a direct download of the program and song lyrics by filling out a form HERE).

This Friday night, our Kabbalat Shabbat service will begin at 6:30 pm. In honor of Thanksgiving weekend, our Social Action committee will remind us of the important work through which we can continue to share our bounty. (Shabbat siddur)
 
Shabbat morning, Rabbi Address will be leading Torah Study at 10:00 am on Zoom. Please note later start time, as this will be the only session for the morning.

Happy Thanksgiving & Chag Chanukah same’ach!

Cantor Rhoda J. Harrison, Ph.D.