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Jewish Heritage Month

The month of May has begun; we wish our friends in the Muslim community a happy Eid Mubarak, the end of Ramadan. Yom HaZikaron and Yom Hatzmaut occurred earlier this week and we will acknowledge both tonight.  As we mark these holidays, we also live in a time where different months focus on different segments of our society. May is both Jewish Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month.

 As Jews we reflect upon our heritage on a regular basis and may not need a special reason to do so this month.
Click HERE to visit the Jewish Heritage Month website.

 As much as we talk about our Jewish heritage, we do not talk about mental health as a matter of course. Remember, mental health issues touch all of us, particularly after two years of Covid, without even beginning to address the political turmoil around us. We are living in stressful times. For some of us it exacerbates underlying mental health issues.

 With that in mind, I offer a seemingly simple mitzvah of the week: take a little extra time to listen to one another this week. The need to be seen and heard is crucial. If you think someone needs more support than you are able to supply, encourage them to seek further support.

Let us take small steps together so that we are able to take the larger steps that are needed.  

Sun, December 4 2022 10 Kislev 5783