Rabbi Wendy Pein's blog
Wondering what happens at the CJL during the summer when the CJL is not in session? Lest you think our offices are vacant during the summer, Proverbs 6:6 teaches us “... Go to the ant ... study its ways and learn…It stores its’ provisions during the summer, gathers its food at the harvest.” Therefore, as our tradition reminds us, during the summer we are busy planning and preparing for 2017-2018!
Here is preview of what we are planning for next year:
“Spring Forward” is a phrase which helps us to remember to set our clocks ahead for daylight savings time, and this phrase is also an appropriate way to describe our spring holiday calendar as the season has us “springing forward” with many holiday celebrations.
Piping hot, crispy latkes on Hanukkah. Crunchy apples and sweet honey on Rosh Hashanah. Warm, fresh challah and purple grape juice on Shabbat. The culture of food, cooking and hospitality runs so deeply within our tradition that it can be traced back to Abraham and Sarah. In the Book of Genesis, when three messengers appear at Abraham and Sarah’s tent, Abraham rushes forth to greet them and then hurries back to Sarah and says, “Hurry …knead three measures of .. flour and bake some cakes!” (Genesis 18:6).