We have had (still having) weeks of services, with so much joy. I say this replete as I am with hot buttery challah buns and soup, eaten in our sukkah. I love eating in the crisp cold air of fall, knowing as wrapped in wool as I may be, that the season is short the joy is much.

This Shabbat morning we welcomed some new people into our little shul – and surprise – WOW – two of them, Jacob and Dyllan had their first Aliyah since their respective Bar Mitzvah!! Welcome to kolot Mayim. What a morning. So many moments we have along the way – welcoming Israeli family members to join us for lunch, welcoming Barbara who grew up in France – we are truly international.

Please come and join us this coming Saturday evening for Simchat Torah, a favourite amongst favourites; we will sing and dance with our Torah scrolls, and bring even more joy into all of our hearts, as we wrap up this season of joy.

With love, wishing you long life.Rabbi Lynn