Shabbat Shalom and Chag Samaeach! I hope that your Thanksgivikah was wonderful, that you are enjoying a well-deserved day off, that your team (both real and fantasy) is winning, that you were on line early enough to get that Black Friday deal you have been planning for all month, and that you will join us at TBA tonight for Shabbat/Chanukah services. When the Maccabees reclaimed The Temple from Syrian Greek occupation they needed to clean up, light the ner tamid, and rededicate The Temple in order to begin sacrificing again. Their sacrifices sent a pleasing odor to God in thanks for all that they had. This week as we exchanged recipes, shopped, cleaned our houses, set tables, and prepared for the family to arrive I hope that you spent some time thanking God for all that you have. Thanksgiving weekend has always been an opportunity to reclaim our lives with some rest and relaxation surrounded by family and friends. Tonight as we join together we will light candles for the 3rd night of Chanukah and Shabbat and spend some time reclaiming ourselves, enjoying community, prayer, music and have an opportunity to be thankful for all that we have. I hope that you will join us in the Sanctuary but if you can’t make it you will log in at 7:30pm and be a part of services through our live stream. Just go to
www.tba-ny.org and join us.