It is September—my favorite time of year. The weather begins to change and the leaves on the trees turn magnificent colors. After summer hiatus, it is time again to get back to our typical, daily routines. It is the month of Elul. The High Holidays are upon us. It is a time for reflection and repentance.
It also begins a new season for WRJ sisterhoods and women’s groups across North America and beyond. Imagine at your first meeting you begin in song, hinei ma tov—a song that repeats the same few lines in Hebrew that translate to: “how good and pleasant it is for brothers and sisters to sit together in unity.” Imagine the connection that women feel at your first gathering in your kehillah kedoshah, your sacred community.