This is my 30th and final year as your Senior Rabbi. It has been a profound and wonderful experience for me. I plan to devote each of my sermons this yontef to the topic “What I have learned in my 30 years as your rabbi.”
I want to ask you to do the same, to reflect in writing on what you have learned in the last thirty years. I hope that you will share your reflections on Yom Kippur afternoon in the segment we call “Meditations of the Heart.” I have asked our member and author of the new memoir, https://www.amazon.com/Beverly-Hills-Concentration-Camp-Healing/dp/0996969306 Randi Maggid, to receive your contributions and review them with you. Please submit your 300 word reflection to email@example.com
When you begin writing you might want to consider these questions;
The Days of Awe come each year to prod us to reflect on our Divine potential. Have we lived the life we really want to live? Have we lived and loved according to our own ideals? Have we kept faith with our Jewish obligations and traditions? Have we found a spiritual community that encourages us to reach our Jewish potential?
The good news is that we have control over which way things will go.
We are all able to effectuate change in our lives if we desire to do so.
So start writing!
May this Year be for Us and All Israel, a Year of Peace, Prosperity and Purpose
Feel free to contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org
L’ Shanah Tovah Tikatevu