Newsletter. Sept 20, 2017 (Rosh Hashana)

Dear CoHere Families,

It has been such a sweet way to approach this new Jewish Year to begin to get to know your families. Visiting you in your homes. Laughing as we’ve tried to blow the shofar. We’ve thought together about what it means that it is an alarm clock for our hearts. Seeing the amazing posters your kids have created with the symbols of Rosh Hashana. Playing Velcro darts of course! Are your kids connecting it to their behavior goals, or just throwing the ball for fun!
Have you dipped your apples and challah into honey and felt the stickiness! Probably more smiles and laughing!

If you attend services at Sukkat Shalom, I can’t wait to hear about your experience.

A couple of Upcoming Events to Know About:
Family Sukkah Day
Sunday, Oct, 8 from 10:00-12:00 at Sukkat Shalom in Wilmette- 1001 Central Ave
You and your kids can explore the sukkah, shake the lulav, smell the etrog and there will be crafts and snacks. Let me know if you are going to go and I’ll let Rabbi Carlie, their Rabbi Educator know to expect you.

Challah Making!
Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2:30-4:00 ish in Evanston. You will actually mix and stir, let your dough rise, learn to braid it and while it’s rising we’ll teach about the spirituality of challah making. Let me know if you can come.

So far, about 18 families are part of CoHere doing similar lessons each month. Know that you are part of a Network interconnected by your efforts to bring Judaism to your home in organic and natural ways.

I am teaching a family Hebrew class for five families with children in 3rd grade to 5th grade. It’s a lot of fun and everyone is already learning to read Hebrew. A new alphabet, different direction of reading and everything!

Happy, healthy, sweet new year to you all.
Thank you for being part of this journey.

Rabbi Ari

Rabbi Ari Moffic, CoHere
Concierge rabbinic practice based in the home and as part of a Network.