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5775 Recent Events...
Dana and David got married during a snow storm at the end of December...
a la western motif !
Parties at Rachel's and IFDance... no pics available from other two candle lightings...
FIRST BIG SNOW 5775
Purim - Leah was clearly the Purim Queen !
Grand Canyon Shabbat weekend, May 1-3
Rabbi Nina and Tom
terrain pics are a mix of 5774 and 5775 Canyon trips! Folk are 5775.
Game Night - [~Lag B'Omer]
Leah and Mireille below
Heed the Call, Shavuot 5775
Once more we’ve heard the call that we should
With love heed the mitzvot best we could.
However that surely promises NOT
That we will understand them on the spot.
It is an endeavor for all our lives
To find out those answers, understand those why’s.
May this joyous season continue us on the journey to understanding of how we can engage in mitzvot for Tikun Olam, the betterment of the world!
Rosh HaShanah Changes 5776
Changes always changing ever changed.
Flows of Life take us forward to the strange,
The beautiful, and the challenging.
Yet what goals have we at this time of year?
We are told to atone; “Do better, Dear,
At fixing the World while we dance and sing.”
How can we achieve these goals?
How can we redeem our souls
As we are buffeted along rocky shoals?
What is the cost to open wide our hearts?
Can we put together the broken parts?
Are words enough? Can they say we repent?
Or – do we need actions with good intent?
Can we enjoy the obligations of Law
While trying to repair each blemish and flaw?
So open wide to the Words of Torah.
Feel the flow of Life.
Maybe then we will find complete happiness
Full health, and no strife!
Before the Almighty we stand in stark relief.
We bare our souls before the throne, our joys, our grief…
We ask for clear guidance in our deeds and beliefs,
Never sure we’ll be sealed in the Books of Good Deeds,
Happiness, Good Life, Income, Good Health, well met needs…
May we all be sealed for a wonderful life in 5776! Don’t forget to beat the willow to cast away the last of your sins at the end of Sukkot! ... or at least picture it as a beautiful, poignant part of our heritage and lives! Shana Tova Tichateimu!