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A Word from Rabbi Schulman - 9/28/18

This Sunday, we have two distinct opportunities to show-up and make a difference in our community. On Sunday morning, our Social Action Committee is sponsoring a voter registration drive. During this critical time in our nation, it cannot be emphasized enough how important it is for us to be active participants in our nation’s democracy.

As the Reform Movement’s Religious Action Center reminds us, “As Americans, we know that nothing changes until we act. As Jews, we know that where there is room to act, there is reason for hope.”

Only if you are registered, can you vote in the mid-term elections. The registration drive will be held from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Secondly, on Sunday, we will celebrate Simchat Torah beginning at 7pm. This festive service is filled with singing as well as dancing with the Torah. The highpoint of the service is when we unroll an entire Sefer Torah and the sacred scroll is upheld by our congregation.

Last year, we lacked a sufficient number of people in attendance to be able to accomplish this. In contrast to it being a celebratory evening, it was, frankly, a disappointment.

I hope that is not repeated this year. Everyone – young and old – is called upon to uphold our tradition and to participate in what is literally and figuratively an uplifting experience. Each person counts in this congregation and everyone can make a difference by your participation this Sunday.

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