Rabbi Neil’s Invitation to Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is a few days away and I want everyone to know how welcome you are to be with us at BETH SHIR SHALOM! We would love to have you with us as we support one another in our individual and communal tasks of embracing and acting upon our responsibilities.
Many of you know Andrew Raiher as a great guitarist and singer. You may not be aware that he is a classically trained violinist as well! Andrew will be doing a beautiful rendition of Kol Nidre (in addition to those offered by our choir and our Cantorial Soloist, Orly Campbell.
YOM KIPPUR DAY is a mix of poetry and the music of our all-member band (and, of course, our soloist and choir). In addition to playing and singing together, our band members will bring special individual offerings that harmonize with Yom Kippur.
ONE OF OUR FEATURED SPEAKERS on Yom Kippur afternoon will be 13 year-old JOSEPH MORENO, whose presentation (when he was 12!) to his home city council of Cudahy, CA on the threat of white supremacy groups and anti-immigrant rhetoric from city officials gained him notoriety and accolades from many including the Rev. Jesse Jackson. OUR OTHER SPEAKER, giving us information on the status of the immigration situation will be STEPHEN ROHDE, former Chair of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California.
Mr. Rohde is a constitutional lawyer, lecturer, writer and political activist. He is the Chair Emeritus of Bend the Arc, previously the Chair of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, a founder and current Vice-Chair of Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Chair of Death Penalty Focus. He is a past president of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
LATER AFTERNOON PROGRAMMING
TEMPLE MEMBER LILY DULAN, MFT, will be leading MEDITATION AND YOGA based on her recently released program THE NAME WORK: A JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY AND HEALING.
TEMPLE MEMBER STAN HOFFMAN, will lead a DISCUSSION OF THE RABBI’S (MY) HIGH HOLY DAY SERMONS
ALL ARE INVITED TO BE WITH US FOR THE EMBRACE OF NE’ILAH/YIZKOR/HAVDALAH TO BRING A HOPEFUL AND JOYFUL CONCLUSION TO OUR DAY!!
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL NEWCOMERS TO BETH SHIR SHALOM WILL RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY ATTENDANCE!!