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Welcome from Rabbi Aura

Rabbi Aura Ahuvia

Dear Members and Friends of the Woodstock Jewish Congregation,

Shalom! I can’t wait to wish you all a Shana Tova u’Metukah, a sweet and good new year, in the coming year of 5775! I am excited and eager to discover services “under the tent,” with their special songs, sounds and moments. It is clear that so many of you cherish returning to the tent.

The theme of this year’s High Holy Days is “Or Chadash,” or “New Light.” The phrase comes from the morning liturgy, and refers to the mystical light of understanding, which lies beyond our human capacity. As we seek to welcome the new year, let us use the concept of Or Chadashas our guide. Let us be open to new growth, new pathways, new songs and new stories. May we all be blessed with a good, sweet, and fulfilling new year together.

See you under the tent!

B’vrachot rabot (With many blessings),

Rabbi Aura Ahuvia

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Lev Shalem Institute News

The Lev Shalem Institute of the Woodstock Jewish Congregation kicks off its fall programming with Teachings for the New Year with Rabbi Jonathan on Thursday, September 11, 12:00pm – 2:00pm. This inaugural program is free and open to all. Join Rabbi Jonathan for a pot luck lunch – bring a dairy or vegetarian dish to share – followed by the thought-provoking and stimulating discourse we have come to expect in Rabbi Jonathan’s classes. As he has for many years, Rabbi Jonathan will be exploring the numerological connections – the gematriot – linking the New Year of 5775 with key verses and words in the Torah. For more information, contact the LSI.