We are so pleased to invite you to join with our Congregation Shaare Emeth family to usher in the year 5779. During the High Holidays each year we gather with our families, friends and community to come together in prayer, study and celebration of a new year.
While we often say “Happy New Year,” the traditional greeting for the High Holidays, “L’shanah Tovah!” is actually a wish “For a good year!” Even more than happiness, we pray that the year that lies ahead will be filled with goodness. It is good to be together at our congregational home. It is good to see familiar faces, to share in ancient words of prayer and song, it is good to renew our commitment to our values and join with others in bringing out the good in ourselves and our world. Shaare Emeth is a place where we can be our best selves, and these High Holidays are a time when we have the chance to rededicate ourselves to making the world good as well. Please join us with your presence, your voice and your unique contribution as we celebrate and give thanks for all that is good.
It is our tradition to extend the warmest possible “Welcome!” as we open our doors to all who wish to join us during the High Holidays and throughout the year. All members of the Congregation and all guests and visitors are welcome to join us for our services; no tickets are necessary. We are truly grateful to our members who do their part to keep our congregation thriving and support our mission through their generous financial contributions. We hope that visitors and guests will feel similarly inspired to join and support our community during the coming year; we invite you to make a meaningful donation to support our efforts and help us continue to be an inclusive and welcoming place. We depend on the generosity, participation and energy of each member of our community.
Please use these High Holidays as a time of personal renewal and rededication — a time to bring more meaning to your life. We look forward to you becoming even more active in the community and life of Congregation Shaare Emeth during the coming year! We can’t wait to wish you “L’shanah Tovah” in person. We hope and pray that this will be a year of sweetness, joy and peace for all.