Dear Friends,

This has been a year of recovery and renewal.  For many it has been challenging as we rebuilt our homes, our lives, and our community after the devastating floods.  Most of us now are moving forward and we now have the mental and emotional space to feel more peace and even gratitude.  As we prepare for the High Holy Days, I am reminded of a lovely story.

A little boy used to come home from school each day,

And disappear into the forest behind his house.

After watching him go off into the woods, his father asked him:

"Son, where do you go every day?

Who is it you meet in the forest?

The boy said: "I go to the forest to talk to God.

The father gently chided the boy:

"Son, dont you know that God is everywhere!

God is the same in the forest as God is right here at home.

"Thats true, father, said the boy. "God is the same in the forest

as he is right here at home. But Im not the same.

When Im in the forest, I feel different.

In each of our lives there are special places and unique times in which we can encounter the sacred dimension of existence.  They are the same but we feel different when we visit them.  We hear more clearly in these places and at these times we see more vividly and feel more deeply in these places.  We think with more direction and depth.   For me, one of these places is our sanctuary on the High Holy Days.  I invite you to join me in finding a sacred space during our services this year.

May God bring us into this New Year gently, sweetly, and with gratitude and peace.

LShana Tova, 

Rabbi Jordan

PDF FORMS - print and mail the individual forms
HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES SCHEDULE
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
ALIYAH AND SERVICE PARTICIPATION
ROSH HASHANAH ONEG DONATION
WCBI MEMBERSHIP
MEN'S CLUB MEMBERSHIP
YOM TOV DINNER RESERVATIONS - LIMITED SEATING
DIRECTORY UPDATE

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BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
ALIYAH AND SERVICE PARTICIPATION
ROSH HASHANAH ONEG DONATION
CLUB MEMBERSHIP - WCBI / MENS CLUB - ONE FORM
YOM TOV DINNER RESERVATIONS - LIMITED SEATING
DIRECTORY UPDATE

   

 

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