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Welcome to 5782
A message from Rabbi Alder...
The Jewish calendar year begins in the fall with a ten-day period of examining how we lived during the year that has ended, and articulating our hopes and prayers for the year ahead.
What makes these days special is not only the profundity and solemnity of the prayers offered, but the fact that Jews take them so seriously. We find comfort in community, in the presence of so many others sharing the same hopes and fears. And we find comfort in the liturgy’s helping us articulate our hopes and fears in words more eloquent and traditional than we could have come up with ourselves.
At Brotherhood Synagogue, we have worked hard to make it a safe environment to attend services in person this year and we look forward to seeing many of you inside our building or at our outdoor shofar blowing and tashlich. And if you do not come in person, we are glad you can participate virtually in the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services, or in our adult education classes. Whether we are physically together or joined by technology, our community is strengthened in our sharing of the prayers and traditions of our people. Wishing all a L’Shanah Tova and that you are inscribed in the Book of Life for the year to come.