Rabbi Julie's May 2021 Letter to Congregation

posted May 3, 2021, 2:07 PM by Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir
May 2021

Dear Chevre,

The Jewish community is well into the counting of the Omer, ascending day by day towards standing together in spirit at Sinai. The Holy Days of Shavuot will mark the culmination of this spiritual journey. We will have come through 7 x 7 weeks, 49 days, since leaving the stuck narrow place of mitzrayim, crossing the Red Sea, and facing the wilderness.

Shavuot is a celebration of Torah and, by extension, a celebration of all learning. What have you learned in this past year? What are you curious about learning now? 

Judaism proudly manifests the value of life-long learning and I proudly affirm our community for having numerous learning opportunities, including: our fall and spring education series; our One Book One Congregation program; all of our small group learning spaces including the Anti-Racism Study Group that just concluded a course of study, and our on-going Declutterers Group that continues to provide guidance, support and insight to its members. This year, we also had a guest poetry teacher, Ross Weissman, who was much appreciated by his students.

To all of you life-long learners, Col haKavod, keep it up!


Rabbi Julie