Time flies…The High Holy Days are here!
So much in our lives is reflected in the manner in which we pay attention. Do we notice others or are they a blur? Do we see what is before us or stumble over it? Do we take time for ourselves or disregard our own soul’s nourishment? Do we take moments to consciously stop in time or are we merely holding on for dear life?
These questions always come up for me at this time of year—a time of reflection and renewal. Last night I gazed at the growing moon’s near fullness. The cycles of the moon upon which the Jewish calendar is based serve as a reminder of the passage of time.
I hope that we can each reach out as Yom Kippur approaches, using this time to gather deeds and words of the past year, reflecting on how we can put forth the best person we want to be: for ourselves, for our family and friends, and for our community.
In life’s race of minutes, hours, and days there is no winner if we are not in control. I recently read these sage words, “Time flies. But remember, you are the pilot.”
Be your own pilot. The Holy Days are a time for touching down, for the cycles of the moon and the prayers of our hearts to emanate illumination.
See you in the light.
Kol Nidre - Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:30PM
Yom Kippur - Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10AM
Yizkor 12:30PM (no tickets required for Yizkor, discussion and Neilah)
Discussion with the Rabbi 4PM
Neilah 5:30PM Shofar blowing (shofar’s provided for our youngest congregants) Sharing havdallah and challah as yom kippur concludes