October 21, 2019, 8:00 am
Columbia Jewish Congregation
5885 Robert Oliver Place
Columbia, MD 21045
The rabbis understood death as a natural part of life. It was one more stage in our spiritual development, one we did not necessarily like or desire, but one that had lessons to teach us nonetheless. As a result the rabbis created a thorough means by which one can mourn losses. One piece of this process was establishing yizkor which literally means memorial. This is a service held four times a year in which we pause for about 20 minutes to remember in community those we miss.
Holiday times in particular can be a mixed experience. On the one hand, we are grateful for the time to celebrate with family and friends. On the other hand, we are saddened by the awareness of those who are missing.
Please join us as we come together to end Sukkot with our community.
Throughout the year, we read the entire Torah on Shabbat, except for the last parsha, which we read only on Simchat Torah. This year, immediately after Yizkor on Sukkot, we will have a Pot Luck Brunch and study Vezot Habrecha, the death of Moses and the important precedents that it establishes for the way we observe rituals around death and mourning. Led by David Zinner in appreciation for the CJC members who perform the sacred mitzvah of Taharah.
Please register for the Pot Luck online https://tinyurl.com/yizbru