We do indeed find ourselves at a crossroads – we are at a point where we need to reinvent how we organize and pay for our regular kiddushim, i.e., those which are unsponsored or non-catered. Continue reading Kiddush at a Crossroads
To our dear congregants,
RaeAnn and I thank you for the great “Surprise Kiddush”. We felt incredibly appreciated and supported. When RaeAnn mentioned the Kiddush to our dear friend Rabbi Tsafi Lev, whom many will remember from his scholar-in-residence visit last year, Tsafi was blown away commenting that being a congregational rabbi is supposed to be a thankless job. He remarked that not many rabbis and congregations have the kind of relationship based on care, mutuality and ḥesed that we at Emanu-El share.
Our congregation has come through a difficult time – in the world and in the life of our congregation. We held on to each other. We showed the courage, kindness, caring and supportiveness that reflects a balanced and spiritually connected life. RaeAnn and I are thankful and super glad that our congregation does not take these things for granted and that all work together to cultivate the positive.
With huge thanks, Rabbi Harry and RaeAnn Brechner.
Saturday, November 24 — Frances Aknai, her brother Brian Pollick and her friend Frances Rosenberg, invite the congregation to a Kiddush luncheon following services on Saturday, November 24 in honour of Frances Aknai’s 75th birthday. No personal gifts, please. If you wish, donations may be made to Congregation Emanu-El’s Kiddush Fund.
Judy Brachman invites the Congregation to a Kiddush luncheon after services on Saturday, October 20 in celebration of the Bnei Mitzvah of her children, Cate and Daniel.
Saturday, July 7 — Ruthi and Alexandre are saying THANK YOU to our super caring community for all the support, food, affection and love showered on Ruthi during the last few months and for the many unsung gestures of kindness, generosity and support our community provides when needed.
Thank You, Everyone. Please come and enjoy!
David Kurier invites you to join him for a Kiddush luncheon following services on Saturday May 19 in celebration of his birthday.
November 25 — Shamma & Adrienne Boyarin invite the congregation to a kiddush luncheon following services in celebration of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Gabriel on Saturday, November 25.