Rabbi Diana Miller
Rabbi Diana's Shabbos MessageMay 17, 2013
Itís hard to believe we are coming to the end of our Shul School year. It has been a terrific year with Rabbi Michelle as our Education Director, and we will celebrate this Sunday, the last day of the KHN school year.† This evening we will also be celebrating seven wonderful Confirmands on the completion of their formal KHN education.† Last Havdalah, the group of them reminisced about their time at the Shul School, amazed that they had reached this point where they will now have have to go out of their way to get together as a group.† It was inspiring being in their presence, as they adored each other and related to Judaism in a strong, unique way.
While there are many endings, we are not closing down for the summer. We will celebrate numerous bínai mitzvah and have Kabbalat Shabbat services; there will be opportunities to serve, and various events throughout June and the rest of the summer.
As we are coming to the end of our 18th year as a congregation, our Chai year, we can be grateful for our wonderful community. We are a community of people with special qualities and talents. We have much to learn from each other, places we can grow and challenge each other and new roles to try on.
We have come out on the other side of counting the Omer and Shavuot, Matan Torateinu, the giving of our Torah. What "Torah", 'teachings' in the broadest sense are you receiving and what Torah do you have to teach as we enter our 19th year at Kehilat HaNahar?
I look forward to continuing our learning together.† I look forward to teaching and learning from and with each of you.