Erev Rosh Hashana
September 18, 2020
29 Elul 5780

Candle Lighting: 6:31 p.m.
Dear Friends,

A lot has changed in our world and in our lives over the past year. We have been challenged in ways that we could never have imagined. Amidst everything that we have been through, our community has continued to be a source of support and of strength for all of us. 

This year's High Holy Days will be very different than ever before, but so are we. It is my hope that our re-imagined High Holy Day experiences will enable us to experience the joy, the inspiration, and the spirituality that can be accessed by engaging with our ancient tradition, in both contemporary and traditional ways. 

As we close the book on 5780, I just want to thank all of you for being a part of our Tifereth Israel family. I want to thank you for your love, for your support, and for your kindness. I want to thank you for your patience, your understanding, and your commitment to one another and the Jewish community as we are still learning how to navigate the new realities in the world around us. 

As we gather together (on Zoom) in reflection, introspection, and prayer, may this New Year be a source for inspiration and hope for all of us. May the year 5781 bring health, happiness, and blessings for all people everywhere. 

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and sweet New Year, 

Rabbi Josh Dorsch