Well, it looks like we are getting closer to a plan, and while tomorrow should finalize the plans, I am so excited, I wanted to put out the word right away. Hopefully, I won’t jinx anything!
Rabbi Leon Olenick and I are going to offer a free High Holiday service in Lake Worth. We both agree that today’s unaffiliated community wants something that is unrestrictive, open, welcoming, warm, and friendly. We have decided to create a space that matches that exact description. This is NOT your grandfather’s High Holiday service! Be prepared! We want to bring the unaffiliated community in Palm Beach County an opportunity to worship, daven, reflect, and pray without feeling judged, compared, or measured in any way. (Hmmm, sounds kind of good to me – I have yet to find that anywhere down here, so I’m pretty excited!)
I recently put a survey out on the internet, asking people “Do you consider yourself to lean towards being more religious – or spiritual in your worship practices”. Do you know that so far, I am up to 120 responses, and 98% of them say they are more spiritual than they are religious. I take this to mean that we want more of a connection, and a pathway to communicating with G-d, rather than a dogmatic approach to fearing him. Wouldn’t we all want more of a relationship with G-d, if we could imagine having a mutually rewarding experience? Well, this is what I intend to create in my service. G-d should be SO easy to reach, and sometimes, I feel our Jewish religious services make people feel less and less connected, rather than more. If G-d were easily accessible, we would all be latching on!
Well, please consider joining me, for our High Holiday service. I believe we are going to be holding our service at the Friends Meeting House, at 823 N. A Street, in Lake Worth. We only have 85 spots total, and several people have already committed, so please let me know if you are interested in attending. I promise, it will be worth the price! 🙂
Shalom, and L’shanah Tovah,