On behalf of all six rabbis who have participated in Elul Reflections 5775, we wish you and yours a Shanah Tovah Umetukah! May the New Year be good and sweet for you and your loved ones!
As we move from 5775 to 5776, we want to thank those of you who have been reading our Elul Reflections, especially if you have been reading them for five years. One of the great High Holy Day texts reminds us that T’shuvah, T’filah, and Tzeddakah help nullify judgment’s severe decree. We hope we have put you on the road toward T’shuvah (repentance) with these daily messages. That is surely our goal. We also hope to have gotten you in the mood for T’filah of the High Holy Days, which began last night. If you have appreciated these messages, we also hope you will consider a gift of Tzeddakah to one or all of the synagogues represented by these daily Elul thoughts. Your gifts help keep us inspired to bring messages of renewal to our six congregations.
Thank you, and Shanah Tovah!
Rabbi Sari Laufer, Congregation Rodef Sholom New York, NY www.rodefsholom.org
Rabbi Brad Levenberg, Temple Sinai Atlanta, GA www.templesinaiatlanta.org
Rabbi Alan Litwak, Temple Sinai North Miami Beach, FL www.tsnd.org
Rabbi Rick Kellner, Congregation Beth Tikvah Columbus, OH www.bethtikvahcolumbus.org
Rabbi Michael Sommer, Har-Shalom in Highland Park, IL www.har-shalom.com
Rabbi Dan Treiser, Temple B'nai Israel in Clearwater, FL www.tbiclearwater.org
Rabbi David N. Young, Congregation B’nai Tzedek Fountain Valley, CA www.cbtfv.org