From Rabbi Creditor: Etrogs in Elul, Selichot, and Pre-Holiday Energy!!
Order Lulav and Etrog from Afikomen by Aug. 30!
Sukkot is around the corner-it starts on September 18th! Order your lulav and etrog from Afikomen by Aug. 30th. $60 a set. Orders can be placed on line at afikomen.com, by phone, or by email with credit card information provided over the phone (510-655-1977).
With too many losses of precious community members, and never enough (though we've had many!) celebrations of engagements, anniversaries, weddings, bnai mitzvah, the launch of our Ketzev Youth Chavurah - with all of this, preparation for Rosh haShannah and Yom Kippur seems calm!
I write to share my own enthusiasm for the year to come. Many rabbis and synagogue leaders experience deep stress during these pre-Chagim days. But here in our sacred home, the partnerships that support our lives, our celebrations, our mourning - all of them are in full effect. How could that generate anything other than pride?
Rosh haShannah and Yom Kippur - and Sukkot and Simchat Torah and Channukah, Tu biShvat, Purim, and Pesach - are going to be simply amazing. Because we get to share them together as a shul.
May the days leading into the Yamim Nora'im be touched by more love than anything else.
An early Shannah Tovah, friends - I can't wait for us to be together for the chagim!