Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur are now past. Many, many thanks to the Kehila High Holiday Committee and members for all the behind-the-scenes and onsite services they provided us all. Many thanks go to the Am Kolel 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Team for their great coordination for the day.
The sages describe Yom Kippur as a day when we renew our vows with the Source of Life, we are the bride and "God" is the groom. The ketubah is the Torah. And the honeymoon is identified by rabbinic lore as the Festival of Sukkot, the time when the people and "God' consummate their marriage.
After Sukkot, we have special days for reentry into society, Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. Empowered with love, song and dance we are now ready to do the work necessary for Tikkun Olam.
There will be opportunities, weather permitting, to celebrate these holidays over the next week or so. You are welcome to our Sukkah at Wilmart Street on Monday evening, September 24, at 7:30pm for Kiddush, light refreshments and an Ushpizin! Just let the office know (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday morning.
The following Shabbat we will have an amazing Shabbat of Sukkot celebration at Sanctuary from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Kiddush lunch will be in the Sukkot and everyone will have an opportunity to shake the lulav and etrog.
Come to Sixth & I for Am Kolel's Simchat Torah celebration in partnership with the Fabrangen Cheder, Bet Mishpacha, Kehila Chadasha and others. That Monday night, October 1st, at 7:30 PM will be led by Reb David, Larry Paul and members of the Fabrangen Fiddlers and klezmer friends.
With hopefulness and resilience in the coming year,