inside we will go outside under the full harvest moon of Sukkot. On Sunday October 12th at 12 PM my family invites you to our home Sukkah party complete with live music, campfire, veggie potluck, and smores!
This summer, I have enjoyed getting to know many of you at parlor meetings and one-on-ones. I have heard loud and clear that what this community needs most is for young and old to come together as one multigenerational family. Although this may feel like an impossible task, I am happy to say that I have seen many glimmers of hope. Both Beach Shabbats and our first Shabbat on the Trail provided a natural setting for young and old to share Judaism together through food, music, and nature. Of course, this is just the beginning. On September 7th at 12 PM there will be a Men’s Club barbeque for congregants of all ages to celebrate the first day of our Cohen Religious School. Starting November 7th at 6 PM, on the first Fridays of each month our newly formed TY Band will lead all ages in a ruach-filled musical Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a delicious family style Shabbat dinner. I look forward to meeting all of you and hearing your voices at these events. As the new year rolls in, we at Torat Yisrael can truly expect to have a shanah tovah u’metukah, a year that is filled with sweet goodness.
Blessings and Shalom,
Rabbi Aaron Philmus