Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Taking Joy in Torah

My past visit to Waterville was full of richness and joy. On Thursday morning, Cantor Deb led us in beautiful and moving song for our observance of Shemini Atzeret, praying for Israel and remembering those we love who have passed on. We had a blast on Thursday night making caramel apples, enjoying chocolate from Israel, reading stories, dancing, singing, and learning more about the Torah. Finally, on Friday night candle lighting at Colby College drew in a great crowd. Friday night at Beth Israel Congregation also was filled with great homemade food and moving prayer. It was inspiring to see so much energy in both Waterville Jewish communities and I'm looking forward to my next visit October 21-24th.