Spiritual Leader: Lynn Greenhough
“B’ruchim Haba’im” – Welcome to our congregation, Kolot Mayim.
I am very honoured to have been chosen to stand with you as sh’lichat tzibbur (shatz for short), the leader of the congregation this year, 2018-2019, 5778-5779. Over the coming year we will celebrate together at Shabbat services and at simchas, we will stand with each other in times of mourning, and we will ponder together in our times of meetings and discussions. I am greatly humbled by this decision. Thank you.
As Maimonides (Rambam) noted, “Only the greatest person amongst the community, in terms of wisdom and actions, is appointed as sheliach tzibbur,” (Hilkhot Tefilla 8:11). Rambam aside, I come to you this year with much enthusiasm and delight. Any wisdom I have is perhaps partly due to my length of years, and mostly due to the opportunities I have had over the years to learn with fine teachers. Learning never ends. This year I am also enrolled in a Rabbinical programme – and you, members of Kolot Mayim, are coming on board with me!
I have very big shoes to fill – from within the expectations of our tradition, and more recently with the years of guidance offered by the religious leadership. As I titled my thesis, I will do the best I can. Please call me, or e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to speak with me. I am very happy to make appointments to visit, have tea and schmooze a little.
The Kolot Mayim Board Members