If your Jewish education taught you that Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most important Jewish holidays, you’ve been scammed!!

Seriously, you should ask for your money back.

I mean how inspiring is it that the most important holidays are serious, with endless prayers and deep regret and repentance? I've met Jews here who had checked out of the whole Jewish thing simply for this reason - if this is what it’s all about, I’m outta here!

The truth is that Sukkot (which ends on Monday night) and Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, which begin Monday night, are the real HIGHEST Holidays, and Simchat Torah is actually the highest of them all!

While Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur tell us in stark and somber tones of the need to return to G‑d and get in line with our authentic selves, Simchat Torah celebrates our innate, deep, spiritual, bond with G‑d that spills over into every aspect of our being; no matter who, no matter where.

There is no better time to celebrate the birth of our new baby daughter Devorah Leah than on this special day, so Mushkie and I are personally sponsoring the Kiddush for Simchat Torah day in her honor. Come celebrate with us, wish a mazel tov, and say L'chaim!

Rabbi Eliyahu & Mushkie Cowen

Full Holiday schedule for Simchat Torah - the "Grand Finale" of the High Holy Days.
Monday September 27
Dance with the Torah (Shmini Atzeret, warm up round) 7:45pm

Tuesday September 28
Morning Services 10:30am
GRAND Dance with the Torah and gourmet buffet 7:45pm

Wednesday September 29
11:00am Baby Kiddush welcoming our daughter Devorah Leah, Come say L'chaim and celebrate with us!
11:30am GRAND Dance with the Torah (Simchat Torah), followed by finishing the whole Torah and start again from Berashit.

 

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH TIME(S) YOU PLAN ON COMING SO WE CAN PREPARE ADEQUATELY, OR IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT JUST LET US KNOW AS WELL, SO WE DON'T END UP OVER PREPARING.