We all have the capacity to share our wisdom and reflections about the Torah texts we read each week. The Congregation Beth Israel Drops of Torah project provides an opportunity for people to share a brief reflection or short insight about the week's Torah portion. These short pieces are written by our members with support from our rabbis (as needed). Consider signing up for a drop of Torah. For more information, contact Rabbi Nathan Martin firstname.lastname@example.org
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This sacred season is replete with holy days, each unique yet wedded to one another through the theme of teshuvah - turning, returning, repenting, and renewing. As we step into each holy day we encounter opportunities to celebrate; to contemplate life, eternity and forgiveness; to raise up harvest, hospitality and spiritual protection; and ﬁnally, to dance as we celebrate Torah and the gift of new beginnings. This month is an invitation to ﬁnd meaning and inspiration through sacred time. Let's clear a path for these occasions and open ourselves up to discovery as we embrace them. Wishing you sweetness and blessing as we step into this new year - 5779 - together.
Shana Tova U'metukah, Rabbi Linda
A Wonderful Opportunity this Fall! Beginning just after the High Holidays, Mekom Torah is offering a new course in Beginning Biblical Hebrew, taught by the talented and kind Laura Lee Blechner. This course is for people who can read the letters but have little or no background in understanding what they read.
Ten years ago I created a support group for members who were in transition. At that time most of the vicissitudes were professional but some members were dealing with health crises, relationship or family changes and various types of loss. We met for many years until there seemed to be no need. Recently I have wondered if there may be renewed interest in a similar group. If you are going through any kind of significant change in your life and would like some support please join us. We'll engage in personal sharing, mutual respect, helpful learning and prayer and meditation. Please let me know if you are interested as it will help me plan. The first meeting of this monthly group will be held on Thursday May 10th from 4-5pm in my office at BI. Here’s to finding strength through community as we move through life! L'Chaim!