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Igniting the passion to connect – with Jewish values, with each other, and with our world.
Rosh Hashanah is a moment of opening.
The gates of repentance swing wide; the Book of Life is turned to a new page.
For a precious few days the portals are unlocked and open. Then, at N'ilah, the gates close and our fates – metaphorically – are sealed. But even as the gates of repentance are closing, others begin to open: the gates of prayer, the gates of tears, the gates of righteousness. Our challenge is not merely to enter the New Year, but to discover the many openings to a better life.
We stand on the threshold. Let us enter!
— Rabbi Larry Hoffman, Mishkan HaNefesh , our new prayer book
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Many of the beautiful photos you see on our website were taken by our congregant, Norm Levin. You can see more of his work by clicking on this link.