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Wednesday Wisdom & Wit

09/28/2022 03:05:48 PM

Sep28

Rabbi Daniel Sherman

I want to begin by wishing everyone a good and healthy New Year: may we all be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life for a Shanah Tovah.

It was wonderful to see so many people at Temple for Rosh HaShanah.  That’s the most worshippers we have had in the sanctuary for a service for three years.  I hope that everyone who joined us in-person and online felt good about being a part of our Kehillah Kedoshah: our holy congregation and community.  We have been through a lot over the past two years, which made it feel even better to be altogether to welcome the New Year 5783.

This Shabbat is known as Shabbat Shuvah – “The Sabbath of Repentance” or “Sabbath of Return.”  We will return to Temple this Friday and Saturday, and then return once again for Yom Kippur – our Day of Atonement – that begins on Tuesday evening, Oct. 4 and continues all day on Wednesday, Oct. 5.  We are excited to welcome everyone back to Temple Sinai as we pray for our families, our congregation, our people, our community, and our world here at the beginning of the New Year.  At this time, we seek forgiveness for our past sins and mistakes and make plans for living even better and more meaningful lives in this New Year.  Our goal is not just to be good – but to do good and to help make this world a better place.

As we did for Rosh HaShanah, we are asking everyone to make reservations for our Yom Kippur services.  This is part of our security protocols, and we appreciate everyone’s participation and patience.

I like forward to seeing you as we return to Temple Sinai.  L’shanah Tovah and Gemar Chatimah Tovah!

Tue, December 6 2022 12 Kislev 5783