“Yom Kippur reminds me of my responsibility to give back, that I must always work at becoming a better person. It’s a day full of gratitude and hope for the future.” – Tori Avey
I would like to take this opportunity to wish each of you an easy fast, and a holiday that allows us to sit in synagogue and reflect on the past year and the year to come. I know that I will!
I like to contemplate the things that went well, and what I could have done better at other things. I also like to think about the coming year and all of the possibilities to do good…for each of you, our members, for my family and friends, my synagogue and my community.
At this time of year, I would like to apologize to anyone that I have hurt in anyway, during this past year. Either by words, a look, or an action. My intention is to always be open, wiling to discuss anything and to be fair and understanding. Yet, we know, that we can always make improvements, we can always do better. I pray that for this coming year, of 5777, that we each think before we speak, we don’t roll our eyes, that we be kind, warm, welcoming, caring and always think of others.
G’mar Hatima Tova…may you be sealed in the book of life.
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