Dear WJC Family,
First of all, I hope you were able to be with us to celebrate the installation of Rabbi Dalton as our Assistant Rabbi on Sunday. What a great simcha to share and how blessed are we to have Rabbi Dalton’s wisdom, strength and kindness to guide us as a congregation. The ceremony was a beautiful reflection of who Rabbi Dalton is and what she brings to our community. Mazal tov to Rabbi Dalton and to us all and thank you to event chairs Lisa and Richard Zeitoun and Rachel and Scott Aronow. In case you missed it, you can watch the installation ceremony here. It is truly inspiring in many ways!
This coming week, I hope you will be in the sanctuary with me to share my first fully in-person Megillah Reading at WJC (crazy, I know.) We will read the Megillah Wednesday night starting at 7:30pm; costumes and good humor are encouraged, megillah readers, texts, and groggers will be provided by the congregation. The clergy is excited for you to see our costumes!
And don’t forget the other mitzvot of Purim:
We have a Shabbat full of celebration this week (what mazal!) We’ll be celebrating two b’nai mitzvah this Shabbat, morning and afternoon, as well as a New Member Shabbat Dinner on Friday night! Friday night services will be at 5:00pm and will include instruments for Kabbalat Shabbat, before Shabbat has technically started. Also, our congregational Shabbat mincha will be held in the Youth Lounge at 5:45pm on Saturday. If you would like to join on the live stream, you can do so and will virtually join the bar mitzvah in the sanctuary, which will also include an opportunity to recite the Mourner’s Kaddish.
See you in shul,