Time ot reflect

Dear Friend,


On England’s ancient roads, every mile is marked with a stone, telling the traveller how far they’ve come.


Milestones are also crucial life markers that give us pause to reflect & appreciate. To consider where we came from & to where we are headed.


Tonight is the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s 25th yohrtzeit, which for me is a significant life marker. I invite you to read my brief personal reflection on page 2 of the Shmooze.


Click here for further reflection by liberal writer & activist Yossi Klein Halevi & here and here for thoughts from Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.


And thank you Hymie Dorfman for offering to say Kaddish for the Rebbe who left no biological children of his own.


Mazel Tov to Arnold Swiel on his 90th Birthday! May HaShem to grant you, together with Joy, much gezunt & nachas.


Oops, I neglected last week to wish Mazel Tov to May Sher on the birth of her great granddaughter, Josi (Chaya) Rudnick. Sorry, may you be blessed with lots of continued nachas!


Mazel Tov to Justin & Pia Munitz on the birth of a girl! Mazals to the new grandparents, Jenny & Milton Munitz and Robyn & Ezio De Biaggi. Justin & Pia made it to the cover of last year’s Shul magazine, will little M make it this year? Stay tuned…but in the meantime we wish the mishpocho much nachas and joy with the new generation!


Mazel tov to Percy Tucker on his 91st Birthday. Percy is a groundbreaking tech entrepreneur with tech knowledge that makes him 50 years younger. Many years of good health and nachas!


Condolences to Nora Chinn on the passing of Hans Kahn and to his sons, Jeffrey & Walter Kahn on the loss of their father. Hans was a shul dependable and will be sorely missed.


Condolences to Julius & Alex Lebi on the loss of their mother, Gabriela (Csopi) Lebi.


May Hashem grant you comfort and strength in this time.


Please note that Mincha NOW starts at 5:45pm- you’ll still be out of Shul tonight by 7pm!


Shabbat Shalom and happy reading!


Rabbi Dovid Wineberg