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As the #Jewish community in #Brooklyn and beyond celebrates the #HighHolidays , its great to visit #BoroughPark , a community that is filled with activity during this special time of year. I was pleased to see the hustle and bustle at several #smallbusinesses like @Mefoar #Judaica , @Toys4U, @ChaiUrgentCare, and @BreadberryNY. I also enjoyed sitting down with the Grand Rebbe of #Bobov45 and other community leaders. #LShanaTova !
Dear Friends ,
As we are all preparing for the holidays, please take a moment to think about our Brothers in Eretz Yisrael.
Every year around this time of the Holidays we collect money for Aniyim in Israel. Rabbi Yifrach distributes this to Families who are very needy and cannot even afford Challah for Shabbat.
There are hundreds of families and he checks each one out. Every dollar goes straight to them for basics like food and clothing for the Holiday. For as little as $100 we can feed a whole family for the holidays.
Last Holidays we were able to help almost 200 Families.
With the government cut downs the situation is even more difficult. Please open your hearts and let's try to give our Brothers in need a Respectable Holiday to enjoy with their Families.
This project has the Blessings of Many Gedolim in Eretz Yisrael.
Rabbi Yifrach had a specially hard year this year as he lost his wife. He is inundated with requests for help.
Please lets try our best to help!
Thank You and Tizku Lemitzvot
Tax Deductible Checks can be made out to
Yeshivat Shaare Teshouva Vechaim.
And mailed to
1778 east 9th st
Brooklyn NY 11223
Listen up fitness friends!! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Let loose during the High Holidays and join us September 28th from 6:45pm-8:45pm for our Zumba and Sh'Bam dance party! We'll be dancing to the hottest music,rhythms, and choreography. Whether you're new to dance or fitness this dance party is the place to be! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
We'll join to speak about the importance of the High Holidays and three JCC instructors who teach Zumba and Sh'Bam Brodney, Katrina, and Rachael will be bringing the heat!
Bring friends and family and join us for 30min, 1hr or 2hrs. This dance party is perfect for the beginner or advanced participant.
Open and free to the community!
Light refreshments will be available. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
We can't wait to see you there!!
Marcus Jewish Community Center
5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338
Questions: 678-812-4022 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi Evan Schultz '12 of @cbibpt led Erev Rosh Hashanah services on the beach with rabbinical student Stephanie Crawley. Students & alumni: share your HHD pics with us for a chance to be featured! #hucjir
With Rosh Hashanah behind us, we can now look forward to Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur is probably the most important holiday of the Jewish year. Many Jews who do not observe any other Jewish custom will refrain from work, fast and/or attend synagogue services on this day. Yom Kippur occurs on the 10th day of Tishri.
The name "Yom Kippur" means "Day of Atonement," and that pretty much explains what the holiday is. It is a day set aside to "afflict the soul," to atone for the sins of the past year. On Yom Kippur, the judgment entered is sealed. This day is, essentially, your last appeal, your last chance to change the judgment, to demonstrate your repentance and make amends.
Yom Kippur atones only for sins between man and G-d, not for sins against another person. To atone for sins against another person, you must first seek reconciliation with that person, righting the wrongs you committed against them if possible. That must all be done before Yom Kippur.
Ok, so I know that Rosh Hashanna just ended. And Yom Kippur is coming up still. Yet, sukkot prep has already begun in my household.
I get overwhelmed when there is too much to do all at once. So to position myself for success and have a more positive experience I have been starting early.
Napkins, cups, and plates are ready to go into the sukkah. Cutlery and tablecloths are in the works. Sukkah decorations got purchased yesterday. Tomorrow will be writing out the menu and shopping lists.
There is always lots to do last minute, especially because kids are off from school!!! Starting early helps me stay more grounded and actually enjoy the holidays.
"The temple we belonged to, Temple Petach Tikvah, my father couldn't— He was a blue-collar, bus driver. We just struggled on his salary, the four of us in a one-bedroom apartment, just to get on. When it was the High Holy Days, he would buy a ticket for one, for him, in the Temple auditorium away from the main sanctuary, which is a beautiful, magnificent, conservative shul (synagogue). We never went into that. The only time I went into that was when I was bar mitzvahed, or when a friend of mine was bar mitzvahed. So, in the auditorium, he would get in and me and my other Jewish friends, just for the fun of it, would try to sneak past the guard, who would want to see the ticket, and get in. And once we were in, we'd stay for a while. I took from Hebrew school my prayers and knowledge of Hebrew and I sort of hung along. But that was the only time. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur." ~Harold Edelstein in his 2014 oral history interview.
The Jewish calendar begins in the fall with the celebration of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, the High Holidays. For many Jews, this is a time of awe and reverence, a time to seek forgiveness for human sins through fasting and prayer to an omnipotent God. For Humanistic Jews, however, Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur is seen as an affirmation of human power and human dignity. The High Holidays are a time to consider the possibilities for change, for improvement, for happiness that we human beings can create ourselves. By acknowledging human courage and independence, we can and will achieve human dignity.
City Congregation's Yom Kippur service is slated for Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 AM. Learn more about what we offer in terms of services and liturgy here: http://ow.ly/Vse730fp8OH
🍎🍯This Rosh Hashana Isla finally felt comfortable enough to walk around on the bima while her Papa Lloyd led services. Judah slept through my husband blowing the shofar, and my mother in law made an amazing feast for our family to enjoy. ...And I made variations on challahs that I'd like to make again! We had a superb weekend and started #5778 right. L'shana Tova to you and yours.
“Come as you are” was suggested to me by one of my sons, @katztastic, for the High Holiday Playlist. I love it because it embodies the message of Yom Kippur but especially the Kol Nidrei Service. ““The entire congregation of the people Israel shall be forgiven, as well as the stranger who dwells among them, for all have erred.” Everyone, righteous or not, is welcomed. Everyone, righteous or not, is forgiven. Everyone, righteous or not, matters. So, “come as you are...”
Not long til #yomkippur 😮 I pray all my Jewish brothers and sisters have time for the introspection and closure that is needed. Whatever happens during the high holidays, let it bring us together with HaShem 🙏🙏 #jewish#highholidays ✡️
During the Jewish High Holidays, it is a time for us to wake up. What makes us unique as human beings is our ability to make choices and we have to answer to the decisions we make. Part of our religious services include the blowing of the shofar (ram’s horn) which is a literal wake-up call.
Tony and the kids made this shofar a few years ago at Hebrew school and this year Noah demonstrated that he can actually sound it. I was pretty impressed! #proudmom#jewishlife#highholidays#wakeup#myguy
As part of our ongoing Rosh HaShanah aid project, we met in Jerusalem with 120 families who were victims of terror and blessed them with financial aid. These recipients included the family of Yishai, a man who defended himself and his neighbors against a terrorist, and the family of Tzofia, a 12-year-old-girl still dealing with mental illness from her horrible experiences. We hope that the aid we provide will help them on the road to complete healing and recovery.
Wishing you all a Gmar Chasima Tova! Now we enter the 10 days of repentance, which are followed by the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur. May we each be signed off to a sweet new year!#shofar#return#highholidays#G -dasKing#sounds#calling