11 Elul 5782
September 7, 2022

Dear Friends,

I hope this finds you and your loved ones in good health. 

The past year has been a year of getting together again with loved ones, and appreciating one another through a reframed perspective of what it means to be part of a community.

To give blessings with a l'chaim/toast at the kiddush. To greet a friend on Shabbat morning. To share a table at a Yom Tov dinner. These connections hold deeper meaning than ever before.

We all depend on community. It gives us meaning. It gives us strength. It makes us who we are.  It gives us the ability to lift another when times are hard, and to make special events and milestones even more special. 

Your membership, your participation, makes that possible.  We need a close community.

Your membership and your participation in the community ensures that we can be there to answer the phone when someone reaches out for help. For a bowl of hot matzah ball soup when they are sick. For meaningful Shabbat services. For grocery runs. For a Minyan for when one needs to make kaddish. For connection.

After months and months of isolation followed by the joyful reunions with our families, friends, and community, the sweet taste of friendship and community has filled our hearts.

Thank you. 

Thank you for being a part of the Shul family.

Sincerely and with warm wishes for a sweet new year,

Rabbi Cheski and Chava Edelman