Join us for Shabbat Nachamu

Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,

The Shabbat which begins tonight is called Shabbat Nachamu, “Shabbat of Comfort.” After the deep dive into sorrow which was Tisha b’Av, this week we begin the “seven weeks of consolation,” cultivating hope and comfort as we ascend towards Rosh Hashanah.

And what better way to cultivate your sense of hope, comfort, and connection with God and with community than to join us for Shabbat services tomorrow? This Shabbat I’ll be joined on the bimah by ALEPH rabbinic student David Curiel, who will be our High Holiday cantorial soloist once again this year. Join us for davenen at 9:30 and enjoy harmonies, short teachings, and plenty of joy.

Photo: David leads a meditative service at the 2013 ALEPH Kallah.

There are seven weeks between Tisha b’Av and Rosh Hashanah. The Days of Awe are coming soon! During these seven weeks we have the opportunity to enter into a process of teshuvah, examining who we are and who we’ve been, where we’ve lived up to our hopes and where we could do better in the year to come. Join us for a sweet Shabbat of song and comfort as we enter into this journey together.

Shabbat shalom to all,

Rabbi Rachel

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