Weekly Message 19th May 2016

This upcoming Monday (23rd) there will be another “Girls Night Out” evening. The first Girls Night Out evening (Hamentashen bake) had a beautiful social atmosphere and this one promises to be fantastic as well.

Entertaining program, delicious cocktails, food and drinks will be served. For details and registration please see Shul website.

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Isn’t it ironic that every time a person tries to improve on something, whether it is a skill, a character trait, a weakness, or improve ones knowledge they immediately feel like they are getting worse? They may even feel that they were better off not thinking about in the first place.

This initial feeling is misleading. When we start something new, we often put in more effort than necessary and that builds up tension. We usually overestimate how much effort we need to put into something in order to improve it.

For the past 3000 years, the Omer period has been a time designated to try and balance our efforts and our emotions, even slightly. With a calm and deliberate approach we can travel a long way!

Dina and I wish you Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Chaim and Dina Koncelpolski