On behalf of all of us who participated in Elul Thoughts 5778, 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 5778 to 5779, we want to thank those of you who have been reading our Elul Thoughts, especially if you have been reading them for seven 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 (prayer) of the High Holy Days, which begins tonight. 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 congregations.
Thank you, and Shanah Tovah!
Rabbi Heidi Cohen, Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA
Rabbi Benjamin David, Adath Emanu-El, Mount Laurel, NJ
Rabbi Alex Kress, Temple Sinai of Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, NY
Rabbi Brad Levenberg, Temple Sinai, Atlanta, GA
Rabbi Eric Linder, Congregation Children of Israel, Athens, GA
Rabbi Alan E. Litwak, Temple Sinai, North Miami Beach, FL
Cantorial Soloist Jenna Sagan, Congregation B’nai Tzedek, Fountain Valley, CA
Rabbi Benjamin Sharff, The Reform Temple of Rockland, Rockland, NY
Rabbi Nico Socolovsky, Temple Beth Tikvah, Fullerton, CA
Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, Congregation Beth Israel, Colleyville, TX
Rabbi David N. Young, Congregation B’nai Tzedek, Fountain Valley, CA