A Message from Our Rabbi
September 9, 2021

Two angels follow me home: Chesed and G’vruah, Kindness and Judgement, Love and Discipline. 
May both dwell within me —
Gentleness and generosity that expand my soul;
Firmness and self-restraint, the strength to say ‘no.’
At this season of shalom, may I be shalem —
well-balanced and whole.

This Shabbat brings together two powerful and important observances – Shabbat Shuvah (the Shabbat of Return which sits between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, providing us with one more opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new one), and the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a day that is seared into the consciousness and the soul of America as we strive to continue to sanctify the memories of those who were lost.

I hope you will join us for our Kabbalat Shabbat service on Friday evening (6:30 pm) - either in our Sanctuary or on Zoom. (Zoom; click HERE for our Shabbat siddur)

Shabbat morning, Rabbi Address will lead our Shabbat Shuvah program beginning at 10:00 am on Zoom (registration required). The session is entitled “Hosea to Micah to Joel: The Haftarot for Parashah Veyelech” (Deut. 31). We will look at brief selections from these three Prophets that build on the themes of the Torah portion. In our discussion, we will examine the texts, relate them to Deuteronomy and see how they “speak” to each of us as we transition from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur.

And, Sunday morning, we look forward to welcoming our Religious School students back for the first day of classes! 

Shanah Tovah,

Rabbi Jennifer L. Frenkel