Dear Members and Friends,
It’s September 1st today and the summer is beginning to be behind us. And this auspicious month always reminds me of the approaching of the High Holy Days.
This year we’re fortunate to have Hannah doing a zoom study session on Selichot on Friday September 9th. This should help to set the scene and get us in the mood for things to come. Then, thanks to our newly formed Rites and Practices group and our wonderful Hannah, we have immaculately organised services for both Rosh Hashana and Kol Nidre.
We also have Toria and Jamie’s baby, Oliver, having his naming on the Shabbat morning service on September 10th. The service will also include Julisa and Carlos’ admission to Judaism. Julia has bee reorganising the library and you may well find that at services, there are piles of books on the back benches to which you can help yourselves. Big thanks to Julia for doing this!
Ros is organising conversational Hebrew classes online. Ros lived in Israel for many years and had two of her three children there so she’s our resident expert. There is more about this in the newsletter so watch this space and make sure you sign up.
Our annual Interfaith Sukkot is taking place this year on October 15th. We haven’t been able to hold this for three years so let’s make this a good one. We will be inviting people from our local community of all faiths ad none. Ella will be having her Bat Mitzvah on that day and will be taking responsibility for the decorating of the Sukkah as part of her Bat Mitzvah obligations.
In the next few days you will be receiving all the info you need for the High Holy Days. And shortly afterwards a special invitation to our Sukkot service incorporating Ella’s Bat Mitzvah. So keep an eye on your emails. I will be away for the September service but it promises to be a full action packed weekend, which I hope many of you will attend.