12 Sep Erev Roshanah

Not in our side Chapel, rather the services moved to the main chapel. Our congregation certainly did not fill the pews tonight. No issues here about tickets and reserved seating as you see with most US based congregations. In fact, we have learned over the years that if you want people to sit at the front, you move up the table with the prayer books. Othewise there are people scattered over 30 rows, when there is barely enough to fill four.

The rabbi who was due in, well, he was diverted. And too late to get someone else in on contract (unless we wanted to go Aleph – and that creates other issues). At this point, three of us who are the mainstays are doing this for the third year running. Bill (Opera trained)  is responsible for the Cantor’s portion and Vicki and I divided up the rest as well as farmed out as many readings as possible. Obviously, choirs are not us – way too small for that nonsense – we want everyone to participate.

The Oneg after was well attended.

I have the D’var Torah for the morning. And have located at least a couple of members who will be able to help with the reading.

Obviously, I did not knit, spin or have any sanity time today.


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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