"Only you, you're the only thing I'll see forever
In my eyes, in my words and in everything I do
Nothing else but you ever
And there's nothing for me but gluten
Every sight that I see is leavened!"
We finally get to put aside the bread of affliction and enjoy chametz again. And even better, because we liturgically switched from, "mashiv haruach u'morid hagashem" to "morid hatal" during Passover services last week, the weather has finally turned the corner. Long gone are the chilly, Winter doldrums; bring on the allergy pills!
As you go about your day enjoying the warm weather and maybe performing some Spring cleaning, check out the synagogue calendar. I recall calendaring with the Klei Kodesh a few months back and remarking on how packed the next few months are. Some upcoming highlights on my calendar are the service tomorrow night where we will honor the Kabbalat mitzvah families who celebrated their milestone on Zoom during the pandemi, Shakshuka (the band, not the savory dish!) joining us for a catered Israeli-style dinner on April 28, Violins of Hope on May 5, and our farewell service on May 12 for our longtime conductor Klaus Georg.
Wishing you all a final chag pesach sameach and we hope to see you out and about in the coming weeks!
Cantor Rabbi Kyle Cotler