Chevre,

I’m happy, with this week’s post, to make available to you many of the special pieces that were shared during our recent High Holiday services. I’ve had a number of requests recently, and I always like to make available the creativity that abounds in our community.

If you’d like to watch the entire service, click on the name of the service.

ROSH HASHANA EVENING

ROSH HASHANA MORNING

  • Our third member-generated reflection focused on the question: How does one celebrate Rosh Hashana, creation and life during a pandemic?
  • Sarah Levin offered her annual Rosh Hashana morning poem, written for this year: video; written text. 
  • Our fourth of the member reflections sought responses to a prayer that some find powerful while others find it troubling, U-n’taneh Tokef, with its metaphor of the Book of Life and the question “who shall live and who shall die?”
  • Karen Heisler read our first aliya from the Torah, while Larry and Maddie chanted the b’racha before and after the reading on behalf of all members of B’Chavana.
  • Renee Hochberg read our second aliya, while Wayne chanted the b’racha on behalf of all of our first-time attenders.
  • Michael Brandwein tickled our funny bones even as he inspired us to live well, in his piece Shrinking Responsibility.
  • My D’var Torah that morning was titled In the Midst of Death We Say L’chaim! – To Life!
  • Shira followed that with the beautiful Seasons of Change.

KOL NIDRE

YOM KIPPUR MORNING

YOM KIPPUR AFTERNOON: NEILA

I hope you enjoy and find added meaning as you journey through these one more time . . . or for the first time.

L’shalom,
Marc

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