And, of course, Hanukkah in this day and age wouldn’t be complete without a new video from a premier Jewish acapella group, so enjoy Six13’s – Elton Johnukah! Or how about this one?
As I mentioned last week, Wednesday night, my family and six others from WJC will head to Israel (finally, after two postponements!), so this will be my last message until 2023 (Happy New Year!). You can still hear from me by following our trip blog, which will appear on the WJC home page, and feature updates on the trip, as well as reflections from myself and other trip participants. We’ll post the updates on my Facebook page as well as the synagogue’s Facebook page too. We hope you’ll follow along and join us in spirit, if not in person.
I would like to put a few things on your radar (and your calendar) for January. We have lots of great stuff coming up:
Learn to Chant Torah – January 8, 22, 29, 5 and 12
Interested in learning a new skill, reading Torah at your child’s or grandchild’s b’nai mitzvah or reading for a special occasion. WJC member Hazzan Ellen Arad is offering this five session kickstart to your learning. If you are interested in joining the workshop, let Cantor Ethan know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Psychology for Everyday Life: The Power of Acceptance– January 18, Larchmont Temple – The second in our 3 installments addressing mental health at this liminal moment. We are offering this series in partnership with several houses of faith in Larchmont/Mamaroneck and the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Counseling Center. I hope you will join us for this important opportunity to heal and move forward, and will refer others who may appreciate the opportunity.
Boundaries and Belonging part II – January 19, Shaarei Tikvah in Scarsdale – I am sorry more of you did not get to experience the incredible lecture by by Yehuda Kurtzer last Tuesday evening. Please mark your calendars now for part II with Mijal Bitton. These sessions are so enlightening regarding what it means to be a synagogue today and what it will mean 5, 10 or 20 years from now. Learn more and register here.
And before all that, I hope we’ll see you in shul this Shabba—it’s an ECC Shabbat/Dinner/Rhythm & Ruach/Chocolate Hanukkah Festival Shabbat, so I hope you’ll join us for at least some of that Friday evening and Saturday looks to be a lovely, pre-break Shabbat in shul, including some of those traveling to Israel taking a farewell aliyah. So, Happy Hanukkah and…
See you in shul.
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