Sunday, August 25, 2013

Prayer and Celebration: A #BlogElul Post

Yesterday wasn't my usual Shabbat (and so I'm playing catch-up today).  I left the house a few minutes before 8 a.m. and didn't get home until almost midnight.

My social media check-ins, too, were anything but my usual ones.

Instead of this:

A check-in at Temple Shaaray Tefila  
Synagogue in New York, NY

My synagogue check-in looked like this:

A check-in at Temple Beth Am
Synagogue in Yorktown Heights, NY

And later in the day, a different synagogue:

A check-in at Woodlands Community Temple
Synagogue in White Plains, NY

It was a joy to pray and celebrate with friends at each, and in the new year, I look forward to visiting other synagogues (and a URJ camp, too!) to pray and celebrate more good times!

Inspired by Ima on (and off) the Bima,this post is one in a series marking the days of the Hebrew month of Elul, which precedes the Jewish High Holidays and traditionally serves as a time of reflection and spiritual preparation for the new year.