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Planning Ahead

08/13/2021 06:30:27 PM

Aug13

Rabbi Weill

Dear Friends,

Moses – aware of his impending death – plans for the future. In this week’s Torah portion, Shoftim, he stands on Mt Nebo, at the precipice of the Promised Land, and counsels the Israelites about the parameters of leadership for priests, prophets, and kings. This process began in the book of Numbers when a new generation of leaders – Joshua, Pinchas, the daughters of Zelophechad, et al – asserted themselves.

All leaders must prepare their institutions for the future. EHNTJC’s lay leadership and clergy are keenly aware of this and are always busy securing the future of our kehillah kedusha, our holy community.

Each member of our congregation is a stake-holder, so if you have thoughts about how we can thrive best, please be in touch with me, Cantor Gale, or any of the members of our Executive Committee or Board of Trustees. We are better able to make decisions when we hear from you.

Planning for the future also means preparing for the High Holidays. As we count down to Tishrei, consider your future. What do you want to take with you into 5782? What should you leave behind? How will you set about fulfilling what you want to accomplish?

At this time of year, focusing on your spiritual and emotional well-being is the most urgent task of all.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Jeffrey Weill

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