Shana Tova ENJC Family!
By the time these words reach you, the High Holidays will be in full swing, and we may even be into Sukkot. I hope you all have Simchat Torah on your calendars (Monday night, October 21 and Tuesday morning, October 22) as we will be having a grand celebration here, dancing the hora with the Torah! There will be singing, dancing, and some delicious treats to keep our energy up to continue with the aforementioned singing and dancing.
But let's look beyond the holidays, at some of the OTHER upcoming events and activities at ENJC. If you don't get enough music at Simchat Torah, we'll be implementing what I hope is the first of many musical opportunities at the shul. I will be organizing a Klezmer band for those instrumentalists in the congregation. Later on, we will be looking at bringing back the choir. Additionally, after Shabbat services on Saturdays, we will be implementing Shabbat Board Game Afternoons for all ages, as a way to socialize and have a little more fun with your congregational family. For those with a more studious bent, I will also be scheduling some adult education classes. We'll be starting with a class on the Arvit/Ma'ariv Evening service, where you will both learn how to lead this service, as well as some of the deeper meanings inside it. If you have ideas for other topics not currently being addressed by ENJC, please contact me with your suggestions.
May this new year of 5780 be one of health, happiness and joy for our entire community.