Tishrei 1, 5782/September 7, 2021/Rosh Hashanah
Rabbi David N. Young
On behalf of the 18 rabbis who contributed to this year’s Elul Thoughts, I would like to thank you for reading with us every day this month. Teaching is an expression of love, and sharing our thoughts with you is a joy and an honor.
One way to express gratitude to someone who teaches us is to offer Tzedakah in their honor or to their organization. Some teachings suggest that starting the year with a gift of tzedakah is a way to guarantee a prosperous year. With that in mind, we encourage you to leave a donation for the discretionary fund of any or all of the rabbis who taught you something this past month. Every name below is linked to the appropriate synagogue for ease of giving.
We all wish you a shanah tovah umetukah, a happy and sweet 5782!
This year’s Elul Thoughts include contributions from:
Rabbi Michael Birnholz, Temple Beth Shalom, Vero Beach, FL
Rabbi Erin Boxt, Temple Beth El, Knoxville, TN
Rabbi Alan Cook, Sinai Temple, Champaign, IL
Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, Congregation Beth Israel, Colleyville, TX
Rabbi Ben David, Adath Emanu-El, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Rabbi Daniel Fink, Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, Boise, ID
Rabbi Neal Katz, Congregation Beth El, Tyler, TX
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
Rabbi Laurence Malinger, Temple Shalom, Aberdeen, NJ
Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld, Congregation Albert, Albuquerque, NM (ret)
Rabbi Andrew Rosenkranz, Temple Beth Torah, Wellington, FL
Rabbi Benjamin Scharff, The Reform Temple of Rockland, Upper Nyack, NY
Rabbi Simone Schicker, Temple B'nai Israel, Kalamazoo, MI
Rabbi Stephen Wise, Shaarei-Beth El Congregation, Oakville, ON, Canada
Rabbi David N. Young, Congregation B’nai Tzedek, Fountain Valley, CA
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If you have missed any of these daily emails or want to go back and remember something from earlier in Elul, feel free to read them all at https://tinyurl.com/elulthoughts.