17/18 September 2021, 11/12 Tishrei 5782

Last night we affixed the first nail in the sukkah at the end of the Yom Kippur service. For many years Lionel Lassman did this religiously in honour of all he was always doing for our building. This year we asked a new couple, Josh and Louise who will be part of the team building the sukkah this weekend. And although Lionel was at home for the Neilah service I was reminded of all he has done for FPS.

After 25 hours denying physical and practical focus, we turn to the Sukkah, the season of our joy.

Our Delving into Judaism class, will this year build our sukkah, this class has brought so many new members and seekers to FPS, who appreciate the community. That is our theme this year, showing off our community and inviting guests in.

Please join us for Sukkot Monday evening and Tuesday morning and bring guests you think would like to experience some of the FPS warmth- Mulled wine and hot chocolate inside the sukkah and friends gathering inside it.

I look forward to this next moment together, and a gentle Shabbat in between.

Shabbat Shalom and then Chag Sukkot Sameach.