Jewish holy-days (holidays), especially Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are Light-filled opportunities to fully immerse ourselves in prayer and reflection– with the sacred task of making ourselves better persons. They are filled with Awe, and designed to fill us with Awe.
Torah study, which we share together Shabbat morning, is an opportunity to plunge into the meaning of Torah, as well as learn to apply these, practically, to contemporary life and family.
The study of Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism, opens the door to even more profound Light, beyond mere words to fully describe. This is an opportunity to meditate and reflect upon the nistar, hidden knowledge and meanings, taught by our Sages. In a very real way, their great spiritual insights are actually expanded by you: Your personal insights and inspirations weave new colors into this ancient Light.
And, of course, who can forget the power and poignancy of Life Cycle Events: weddings, B'nei Mitzvah, and the passing of our loved ones.
New flames. Old flames. Sunrises. Sunsets. Light bringing about more Light, kindled and re-kindled.
Temple Judea is where the everyday, “simple”, cycle of Life becomes more spiritual, more fulfilling. By embracing all Life and Creation, each and every one of us become Light-seekers and Light-bearers. The World needs us!
Make the light even brighter. And share it!
That’s what we do at Temple Judea, every day.