Reb Raachel & Dr. Stephen Jurovics and Cantor Karen & Jeremy Kumin
join the Yavneh Board of Directors
in extending warmest blessings to you and yours for a
sweet, joyous, healthy, and peaceful new year.
May we all be inscribed and sealed for life and blessing!
Peter Gabor, President
Margie Sved, Vice President/Treasurer
Janet Isaacs, Secretary
Lewis Copulsky, Executive Director
It was the favorite saying of the sages of Yavneh: I am a creature of God and you are a creature of God. My work may be in the city, yours is perhaps in the field. As you rise early to your work, so I rise early to my work. As you do not claim that your work is superior to mine, so I do not claim that mine is superior to yours. And should one say, “I do more important work and the other less important work,” we have already learned: more or less, it does not matter, so long as the heart is turned toward heaven.
B. Berachot 17a
So may our hearts remain turned toward the Holy Blessed One, as we
celebrate together our fifth High Holy Day season as a sacred community.
If you have not yet mailed your reservation for High Holy Day worship, please rsvp by email firstname.lastname@example.org and send in the form at your earliest convenience during the holiday season. We look forward to welcoming you.
Please notify Reb Raachel of loved ones you would like to remember during our Yom Kippur Yizkor (memorial) service (email@example.com).
As you prepare to attend worship, please keep in mind that many people are sensitive to scent. May we all enjoy the companionship of the new year in joy and comfort.
And keep in mind for after the holidays . . .
Mark your calendar now for “Forming Light, Creating Darkness: Quantum Physics and Kabbalah,” A Shabbaton with Rabbi Fern Feldman and Karen Barad, Ph.D., on Friday – Saturday, October 31 –November 1. Yavneh invites you to an extraordinary opportunity to learn with a rabbi and a particle physicist. From their different, yet overlapping, perspectives, they shed a new light on creation and Jewish teaching. Drawing on texts from Torah, kabbalah, and quantum physics, learn how our own actions and intentions participate directly in the ongoing life of the universe. Together, with the guidance of a master teacher of quantum physics and a rabbi, we will come to understand how all existence is alive and involved in the process of creation. For detailed program information, click here.