Rabbi Julie's June 2021 Letter to Congregation

posted Jun 1, 2021, 10:26 AM by Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir
June 2021

Dear Chevre,

I am so looking forward to our Annual Meeting. In my own learning with my chevruta (study buddy partnership) we are learning Mishna. Today we reviewed the Mishna about how the Rabbis, after the destruction of the Second Temple, spent many hours discussing and establishing specific times for spiritual practice, starting with the question "When should we say the Shema?" Clearly setting a rhythm for the spiritual life of the community was of the essence. I think of our Annual Meeting as an essential part of the rhythm of our congregation's sacred journey through the year.

For newcomers, at our Annual Meeting we review the past year, choose leadership for the next year, celebrate each other and learn the big reveal of the One Book, One Congregation selection that we will read over the summer and discuss at a gathering in August. When we are in person, we also share a delicious brunch.

In lieu of the communal brunch this year, we have a delightful alternative planned. Every member's name will be put into a lottery and at the Annual Meeting three names will be drawn. We have three really cool prizes. You have to be present to win!

Looking forward to seeing all of us in the Zoom room on Sunday, June 6, at 11:00 AM.

Yours,

Rabbi Julie

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