Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,
Pesach is approaching! And after Pesach comes the seven-week period called the Omer, the 49 days which we count between Pesach and Shavuot. This is a very special time of year, which our tradition sets apart as a season for inner work, discernment, and cultivating the qualities which will help us to be ready to receive Torah at Sinai anew on Shavuot.
Our monthly spiritual discussion group grew out of last year’s weekly Omer discussion group. I’m writing today to let you know that the spiritual discussion group will not be meeting in March — and that in April, once we enter the Omer, we’ll meet weekly during those seven sweet weeks. (Dates and times follow.)