G’mar Chatima Tova!
So where did you spend the holiest day on the Jewish calendar? I myself was at Adas Israel for the most part, anxiously awaiting the young professionals break-the-fast. And, you know, praying for atonement, too. 😛
And after 26 hours of fasting, things can get kind of hectic when you’re in line for food. We even had a few “multi-generationals” among us but hey, the more the merrier. The Adas spread was absolutely delectable- bagels and lox (of course,) salmon, cheese, desserts, soda, juice and more. Dozens of people stayed to schmooze well into the evening. I don’t know how many of them were there for most of the services, but I was, and they were wonderful. Kudos to the Adas Israel clergy, staff (and Israeli ambassador, Sallai Meridor, who made a pit stop at my Torah service.) Reason #53456 why it’s cool to be a Jew in the D.C. area. 😀
Stay tuned for more YP@AI events, like the Three Martini New Years Celebration in honor of Simchat Torah! Contact Elie Greenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
And in other news, Adas Israel’s Rabbi Gil Steinlauf just announced his new blog. Check it out!
Hope that everyone had an easy fast, and here’s to a sweet, new year.