Thursday, October 6, 2011

Living in the Future

As Vice-President of Congregation Adas Emuno, I was asked to make the announcements on behalf of the Board of Trustees at the conclusion of last Wednesday's Rosh Hashanah evening service.  As I sat on the pulpit, thinking about what I was going to say, apart from listing the upcoming events for our shul, a couple of things came to mind, and I thought I'd set them down here as well:

Shana Tovah!  5722... Where does the time go?

Some people think that, in coming to services to celebrate the Jewish New Year and honor our tradition, we are living in the past.  But, quite to the contrary, we are actually living in the future.  While everyone else out there is only living back in 2011, we're living in 5722.  

We live in the future!

At this time of year, we say, may you be inscribed in the Book of Live for the coming year, inscribed for blessing, for health and happiness.  And we understand that it is not for us to write these things in the Book of Life.  It is up to a Higher Power.

But there is something that we can and will write.  Right now, we are writing the next chapter in the history of Adas Emuno, it is a collaborative work, exciting and joyful, and I invite you all to join in as co-authors of this great story of ours.

Our congregation is 140 years old, and still going strong.  And do you know what our secret is?

We live in the future!

Shana Tova!

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