Rabbi Julie's October 2020 Letter to Congregation

posted Oct 1, 2020, 10:21 AM by Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir   [ updated Oct 1, 2020, 10:23 AM ]
October 2020

Dear Chevre/Community,

Wow, we have come through the first-ever adventure of High Holy Days in cyberspace. And it felt holy and connected and meaningful. Immense thanks to all the helping hands who gave to our community ahead of time, in the zoom rooms, behind the scenes of the zoom rooms -- everyone who generously and creatively made these holy days so awesome. Thank you also to all the people who made financial donations from the heart -- you sustain us. What a community!

Now we turn, with the turning of the season, to the final fall holy days of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. Thank God, the stability of the seasons is still more or less true for us here. This is something we can no longer take for granted in this age of climate crisis. So let's savor the falling temperatures, the changing leaves, the different sounds and smells of autumn. This year is definitely different but let's count the blessings of each other, of our adaptiveness and of the gift of all our Jewish times of celebration. See you for Sukkot!

Rabbi Julie