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High Holy Days 2021/5782

HORIZONS
Coming Together, for this very special moment in time.

And it was evening.
And now it's morning.
And that's good.
So very good.

After more than a year of tremendous unknowns and challenge, we look with hopeful joy and optimism to a new future together, as we work to collectively emerge from this period of “distance,” towards togetherness in space once again.

Click Here To Download The 2021 Introductory High Holy Days Booklet

 


A Message from our Senior Rabbis

For six acts does a person gain not only the fruits of it in this world, but the principle
endures for her in the world to come: 1) hospitality to guests, 2) visiting the sick, 3) introspective depth in prayer, 4) being early to the study house, 5) raising children to the study of Torah, and 6) giving one’s fellow the benefit of the doubt.
~ (Tractate Shabbat, 127a)

We can’t imagine a more apt text for capturing the past year and half in Jewish practice. We’ve endured, with significant loss and grief, one of the most challenging events of our lifetimes. And, we’ve witnessed unpredictable acts of resilience, care, love, and dedication. When our sages identified these sacred actions as pathways to eternity, they intuited and outlined how our tradition beautifully guides us. Look at the list again. We visited one another. We called. We comforted. We extended that which was ours to our neighbors. We prayed together, albeit differently. We learned more and more Torah.

At Adas we saw the best in each other.

These words are embedded in every siddur to be recited before the service formally begins—a constant reminder that at its core, Judaism’s most foundational acts point us toward one another when it matters most. So now as we prepare to greet one another in person and reenter our physical space, let’s embed these words, these deeds, into our hearts and hands as we begin the next chapter of our community’s life together.

It’s morning, and that’s good. So very good.


Sun, July 25 2021 16 Av 5781