Greetings, Gail-Friends, and Happy New Year! Where did 5780 go???
We celebrated Rosh Hashanah yesterday at the synagogue with reflection, contemplation, prayer, and praise. Oh, yes, and lots of shofar blasts and good food!
Here are a few photos:
Rabbi Jem did the 100 shofar blasts, and this young man, eight-year-old
Abram, joined in. He is quite the shofar player. His six-year-old
sister can blow it, too, but she was a bit shy about it yesterday.
Abram likes to sit in the front row, and amazes us all with his
knowledge of the Bible. Rabbi asks questions about the parsha, and
Abram often pipes up with the correct answer.
His father, Aaron, carried the Torah. It was his first time to receive this honor, and he was deeply moved. He also made the beautiful round challah above.
After the service, we had food, of course. Lots of it!
These two little girls wanted sit next to Rabbi Jem.
I told you we had lots of food!
We were so blessed to have this service in the midst of the pandemic. This was our first feast day since Purim and it was good to spend time and eat with one another. We're still providing plenty of hand sanitizer, masks if someone wants one, and taking cleaning precautions. We are blessed that no one in our congregation has come down with the virus. We'll all be glad when this virus is OVER.
We're looking forward to Yom Kippur.
Blessings to you all, dear Gail-Friends.