And it means, in our congregation, being intentional about “random acts of kindness,” and then sending them along to me so we can send them, anonymously but collectively, heavenward on Rosh Hashanah.
Paul has made reference in his remarks to some of the innovations we’ll be introducing into our High Holiday services this year – all fully explained in the September newsletter. Our hope is that these will be a plus for all of us, and will facilitate the spiritual explorations and discoveries that take place during this holy time. Once again our talented Bimah team will be in action, with major support from our Ritual Committee. Our choir also will be singing; rehearsal on Tuesday Sept 11 at 7 PM at Greenleaf. Please e-mail me if you’re planning to sing this year. (Am putting the finishing touches on a new choral version of Yaaleh for our Kol Nidre service.)
Let me close with a personal thanks to all of us who made this year such a rich one for our congregation. Paul is right. We’re in good health – and this thanks to so many people who have devoted themselves to the wellbeing of our community and, in turn, our ability to contribute to our people’s mission of Tikun Olam.