Rosh Hashanah 2021 Multimedia

Written by: Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman

Rosh Hashanah 2021 Multimedia

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Rosh Hashanah 2021 Sermons & Highlights

“I Love to Walk”

Sermon for Rosh Hashanah Day 1,
by Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman

I love to walk. Wherever I have lived I have found wonderful places to walk- in Eugene Oregon among the redwoods, in the forests of the Berkshires, along the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota and now, along the seacoast, right here in New Castle. I have been blessed to live in beautiful places and to walk through the seasons on so many gorgeous paths. With no destination in mind, but simply to immerse in the pleasure of movement, my surrounds have brought me comfort, revitalization and sometimes inspiration. I am reminded of the very first command given to Avram in the Torah – Lekh Lkha – Go forth… go to a place that “I will show you”. Leave all that is familiar and just go, without knowing where you are headed.  It is time to leave behind all you have known, all that is comfortable and get yourself onto a new path. It is the journey and not the destination that forms the roots of our spiritual legacy and our destiny…

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Rosh Hashanah President’s Message

Good morning, and welcome to all of you, both here in the sanctuary and online. It’s a pleasure to see so many of you, especially in light of the year we’ve just completed. When Rabba Kaya accepted this pulpit over a year and a half ago, I feel pretty certain that she was not anticipating anything like what she has experienced. I certainly know that when I agreed to become the President-Elect I was not expecting anything like the past year and a half. I suspect that none of us anticipated either the extended length or the wide-ranging effects of the pandemic. But we have all persevered and are looking forward to better times in the New Year.

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