Rabbi’s Message

Thank you to all who contributed to make our Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services the best that they could be. We were blessed to have Cantor Francyne as our cantorial soloist and look forward to her continued participation in our High Holy Day services and a few Shabbat services during the year as she is available. Please enjoy the pictures below from our holiday celebrations.

Disappointingly our Sukkot services needed to take place inside instead of outdoors in our permanent sukkah due to the wet grounds at TBT. But we made the best of it and enjoyed shaking the lulav and etrog inside as we added poetry about nature and spoke about the timeless themes of Sukkot during our services. We appreciate Mike adding lighting to our sukkah which we were able to enjoy looking at from inside TBT.

We will celebrate Simchat Torah during our Family service Friday October 5 followed by a potluck dinner. Please consider making flags to bring to services. They can be made simply by decorating an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper and attaching it to an empty paper towel roll. Nancy H. will bring small apples that we can attach to the top of our flags.

Our adult education class on Jewish Views of Life After Death began on Sunday September 16 at 10 am. For the first class I began speaking about what is a Jewish soul and its different components. Class on Sunday morning September 30 continued talking about the rest of the 5 levels of our soul according to mystical Judaism and then we will discuss the book, the book Does the Soul Survive? A Jewish Journey to Belief in the Afterlife, Past Lives, and Living with Purpose by Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz. It is available inexpensively on Amazon. If you haven’t read Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss I recommend that book as well as I will be referring to his research throughout our class which continues October 7, October 21 and at least through October 28. Please RSVP to Rabbi Deborah by texting me at 832-978-4624 if you have not attended and would like to join us.

Please let me know if you’d like to attend the below program at Beth Yeshurun co-sponsored by CBY and AIPAC. I’m planning to attend and would be delighted to meet you there.

It is best to text or call on my cell if you want to reach me as email is still a bit hard for me right now. Until I’m able to resume driving, my office hours have temporarily shifted to Friday afternoon until shortly before services start. Please call or text me at 832-978-4624 if you’d like to set something up. I am also available for phone appointments.

Warmly,

Rabbi Deborah