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Shabbat at Home

Beloved CBH hevre/friends,

On September 3, the last Shabbat of this year, we invite you to make Shabbat at Home. Gather [COVID-safely] with family, or CBH friends, or with your own good company. Savor the opportunity to welcome Shabbat with ritual, song, and conversation/reflection. Get your heart ready for Rosh Hashanah, which begins on Labor Day (!), Monday, September 6.

Try this:

Bake Challah in preparation using this recipe that I have found fool proof. Maybe make one 3-or 4-braided loaf for Shabbat and one or more round loaves for Rosh Hashanah.

Read Erev, a poem by Rabbi Annie Lewis

Make Blessings for Shabbat (candles, blessings for children/others, Kiddush, challah)

In conversation or self-reflection, consider these questions from Jill Soloway, creator of the TV series Transparent, as preparation for Rosh Hashanah:

Is there something that you wish you had done differently this past year? Or that you’re especially proud of?
Have you had any spiritual experiences this past year? “Spiritual” can include secular artistic, cultural, etc.
How would you like to improve yourself, your life, next year? Any advice you received that could help?

Get ready for the work of turning and returning to our Source. Listen to Im Atah Maamin, by the CBH Chorus.

Looking forward to joining you in renewing our days throughout the coming High Holiday season.

L’shanah tovah v’Shabbat shalom – to a sweet, healthy year and a peaceful Shabbat,
 
Rabbi Dayle
 

Fri, September 17 2021 11 Tishrei 5782