Dear Friend,

Rosh Hashanah is coming, followed by Yom Kippur, then Sukkot, and then Simchat Torah.

It’s an exciting time. And it’s expensive.

At this time of year, the Rebbe, of righteous memory, would often point out that we must remember our fellow Jews for whom the holiday preparations present a serious financial burden. There are certainly families in your area who struggle nightly to put food on the table, let alone to put together a sumptuous holiday meal.

So as you plan your meal invites, please include a family or individual in need. Many synagogues and Chabad centers are collecting funds to help the less fortunate among us celebrate with ease. If you can, please call and offer to help. If you are able, volunteer to pack or deliver food baskets. It’s the best way you can prepare for the holidays.

And if you are on the receiving end this time around, please accept our prayers that this year bring you the good fortune and joy you so deserve!

May we all be blessed with a good, sweet, happy, healthy new year.

Mendy Kaminker,
on behalf of the Editorial Team

With whom will you be celebrating this Rosh Hashanah? Please share with us. We’d love to hear from you.