This is to communicate something special happening this Shabbat.
There is a unique window in time available every year exactly in the 9th month, 9th day and 9th hour for drawing the energy of miracles and wonders to come into our life. It is powerful because it happens only once a year, and this year it will be on Shabbat.
It is important to prepare the day before by writing down the miracles you want in your life and for others, anything, and everything. Before Shabbat light a candle to all Tzadikim to elevate prayers.
Keep your heart open and open your vessel to the 1% to include the money miracle; talk to the Light before and after the opening, accept the miracles and be
This year the very brief cosmic opening will be 1:42 pm until 1:51 pm
To our Wonderful Community; Members, Family and Friends,
The High Holiday is a perfect time to think about transitions. Beyond moving from one year to the next, we experience a variety of transitions. It is a new school year, a new season, and an opportunity to begin all things new. The cyclical nature of our calendar means that ending and beginnings merge with each other. We blend the joy of newest with memories of the past. On Simchat Torah we finish reading the last lines of Deuteronomy, knowing that immediately follows the story of creation in Genesis that brings us full circle.
Both minor and major transitions affect us in different ways. The season change predictably, but sometimes severe weather causes important adjustments in life. Changing jobs, developing new relationships, shifting family structures, moving into a new home, etc.; every life stimulates new experiences and responses. Rosh Hahshana encourages us to remember how fresh beginnings can motivate our dedication to recreating our personal world and the world around us, enhancing how we embrace life and the people in our lives.
Each year we grow older. For the young, the growth often increase vigor and responsibility. The transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood are filled with learning how to make a unique contribution to the world. For elders the growth can inspire a different awareness. Aging encourages us to look back on life’s accomplishments and experiences, while being mindful of new limitations. Maturity adds to our wisdom, but sometimes also diminishes our bodily strength. The challenge of managing change is a big part of growing from year to year.
Yom Kippur includes Yizkor, when we remember those who have transitioned into Olam Haba, the world to come. It is a time to consider the impact dear ones have had in our lives, and what impact we can make in the coming year. A New Year is an exciting moment to embrace challenges and opportunities of personal growth and development at every age.
A New Year reminds us that each day is precious; a time to welcome the growth and opportunities that come with change. Transition can be subtle or dramatic. Together, lets move into the New Year with excitement for all our new prospects.
I am looking forward to spending The High Holidays together in prayer in our beautiful main sanctuary. From my family to yours wishing you a Happy, Healthy, Sweet New Year.
Becky Kobrowski - Cohen
I would like to bring to your attention THE STAR OF DAVID. As you know it is a symbol of divine guidance and protection. It shines and stands out. As important, it is a symbol of a Jew. This symbol is recognized throughout the world and affects our lives in many ways.
Here at the Cuban Hebrew Congregation we have our own star that shines and stands out. This star is a very special person, not only in our community but in the Jewish community at large. We would like to honor her hard work, dedication and outstanding contributions.
There is no role in life more essential than that of motherhood. This person amplifies the role in her own family as she does to anyone in need. We should all recognize the strong presence of starts in our lives and take the time to say thank you.
The Women’s League honors NANCY BROOK as the star of our community and to say thank you.
“Those who slander us shall
Have no hope, and all their
evil ways be gone (lost)
We are looking forward to many more wonderful years here at Temple Beth Shmuel- Cuban Hebrew Congregation. Contrary to what you have heard as awful continuing gossip we will ALWAYS be Temple Beth Shmuel – Cuban Hebrew Congregation of Miami Inc. You have heard we would close many years ago but we remain functioning and we will continue to keep our doors OPEN to the community. I thank you for your support and look forward to 2021, in which we will share and participate in many cultural, educational and social events in our beautiful sanctuary and newly renovated starlight Olemberg Ballroom.
Stay safe, distance and always wear your mask.
Becky Kobrowski, President and the WL Board
Now is the time to find the spiritual connection inside, not inside a physical structure, but inside ourselves. The community will connect with the help of technology. But we must also find the way to create our own spiritual connection. Perhaps we can make the environment in our personal home help ignite the spirit. For some candles, artwork and religious symbols could help decorate the environment, and feel like a personal sanctuary. For some it might be the presence of family or friends in the same room, or even over a computer screen. Many will want to take a quiet time before or after the recorded services, contemplating the previous year and the next year, meditating on the hopes, dreams, expectations and potential surprises the world offers. We take time to remember the blessings and the challenges, while trying to feel blessed by both especially this year. We are truly challenged to make our home our sanctuary. Let us see Hashem before our eyes, in our home and in our hearts. Starting from such holy hearts, holy homes and holy minds, together we will make it a very sweet New Year.
Cuban Hebrew Congregation of Miami, Inc.
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