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Shabbat Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 18 Candle Lighting time 6: 41 PM
Saturday, September 19 Candle lighting time after 7:41 PM
 

You may continue to pick up your High Holiday prayer books so don't forget to make an appointment with Josephine in the office. We are providing curbside delivery. If you can't pick up the prayer book, let us know and our team of drivers will deliver it to your door.
 

When I was studying at the Leadership Institute: Shaping Congregational Leaders and Learners, I one of my teachers was Deborah Howard. She is a New York City organization development and diversity consultant as well as a life coach. I encourage people during our High Holidays to become the people they truly aspire to be. I know that is not an easy task. Deborah in her reflection below will help us in our journey to be that person.

 

 Take A Moment of Reflection: Manifestation

 

“We are what we think. 

All that we are arises with our thoughts.

With our thoughts we make the world.”

-The Dhammapada

 

Our thoughts and intentions are so much more powerful than we know.   I know that when I focus on the negative, my life moves in the direction of the negative.  When I focus on fear, I live in fear.  My life constricts, my dreams constrict and my opportunities constrict.  When I feel unloveable, love has no path to come to me.  However, when I focus on faith and abundance, my life opens up and opportunities flow to me.  When I feel worthy of love, my heart opens and love finds its way in.

 

I want to make clear, I am not simply saying in a Pollyanna-like way, “think positively.”  Before you can focus on the positive and put powerful intentions into the Universe to manifest your desires, you have to make sure the path is clear. This involves proactively looking inside to examine and explore any internal issues you need to resolve so that you can live expansively and manifest what you want in your life. 

 

When clients I work with are feeling “stuck,” it is because they are hitting up against a wall they have created for themselves out of a limiting, but not true or tested, belief.  Despite actions they have been taking externally, they remain stuck because the work they need to do is internal work.  My role is to enable them to develop an awareness of the wall and help them determine the steps they need to take to get beyond it.

 

What are you telling yourself about what is possible for you?  What are you telling yourself about yourself and your worth and value?   What if your assumptions about what is possible are not true? What if you were able to access and recognize the depth of your worth and value?   What do you need to do to manifest all of who you are?

 

Joy and peace,

Deb

 

To that I add Shabbat shalom and Shana Tova,

Rabbi Greene

 

By the way I’m reading her excellent book Repairing the Quilt of Humanity: a Metaphor for Healing and Reparation. I highly recommend it as a way of understanding and uprooting systemic racism in our midst.

 

 

This week's zoom opportunities including Rosh Hashanah links

 

Topic: Mincha and ma'ariv

Tonight through Thursday night at 7 PM

Daily: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZUtdu6hrzsqEtJQMWe3HpUlexxGZcDK-uY2/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGprjotE9WVsBGBRpwcAoj4KPPzmGJfj7d3rTLSBnN7cjb6M_paFYh8NPOd

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017910086?pwd=dFlPZXdWb25OeHZiOUM5R0h5SzNyQT09

 

Meeting ID: 810 1791 0086

Passcode: 611220

 

Dial by your location

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

       

Meeting ID: 810 1791 0086

Passcode: 611220

 

Zoom calendar for the Rosh Hashanah 5781

1st day Rosh Hashanah and Shabbat

Time: Sep 18, 2020 05:00 PM and September 19, 2020 10:00 AM

 Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87198310803?pwd=cEFSa2R1SUdUWWRpNlBpT1VKYkpydz09

Meeting ID: 871 9831 0803

Passcode: 020585

Dial by your location

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 871 9831 0803

Passcode: 020585

 

2nd day of Rosh Hashanah

Time: Sep 19, 2020 07:00 PM and Sep 20, 2020 10:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86002700815?pwd=aWphM2JaMmF2MnBKOTRKRCttZytuUT09

Meeting ID: 860 0270 0815

Passcode: 479998

Dial by your location

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 860 0270 0815

Passcode: 479998

If you want to hear the actual shofar blasts, walk by or drive-by the synagogue at 3:00 PM, or 3:15 PM, or 3:30 PM, or 3:45 PM, or 4:00 PM. Remember to keep a physical distance of at least 6 feet from one another.

 

 

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