Shabbat Shalom: Thoughts on a New Year 09.15.17

Dear Friends:


While Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the new Jewish year, it’s the preceding month of Elul that’s known as a time of thoughtful reflection. As a child I was taught that this time of personal atonement and reflection is profound, and, when done properly, can lead to great healing and growth.


In our everyday reality of breaking news and increasing global turmoil, it can be challenging to remember to take time for ourselves. But, there is nothing like the Jewish calendar to redirect our focus: A reminder for us all to recharge, reestablish peace of mind, and prepare for what comes next.


It is through this same lens that we are examining the work of the Jewish Alliance. We are taking a close look at who we are, and, just as important, who we are not; what we do and what we should be doing. As we continue to examine ourselves and progress with our strategic planning, it is you that I want to hear from. This is your community–your Jewish Alliance.

While I’ve had the opportunity to meet many of you over the past few weeks, I’d like to get to know more members of our community. We’ve arranged several upcoming informal Meet & Greets–you’ll find the specific dates and times below–and we hope you’ll take a few minutes to stop by and say hello.  It starts this Sunday with Super Sunday. I hope you’ll join us!


Until then, I wish you all a sweet, healthy, and peaceful new year.  L’Shanah Tovah!





Adam Greenman

President & CEO

Meet & Greet information:

  • Sunday, September 17, 9am-1pm, Dwares JCC
  • Monday, September 18, 4-6pm, Dwares JCC Lobby
  • Thursday, October 19, 4:30-6pm, J-Fitness at the Dwares JCC
  • Sunday, October 22, 9:30-10:30am, Dwares JCC Lobby

Shabbat Shalom: Thoughts on a New Year 09.15.17

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