Dear Mishkan Tefila community,
Just when we thought the holiday season was over, along comes Columbus Day, with a long weekend! Please note that while the office will be closed Monday for Columbus Day, we are still meeting at CMT Monday at 7pm for evening minyan, as well as morning minyan Sunday at 8am. You're always welcome to join us. This week Josh and I rolled our beautiful Torah scroll all the way back to the beginning, ready to start reading Bereshit again.
In our Creation story, at the end of the sixth day, God sees everything that God has created, and behold! It was very good. Gordon Lustig set these words from Genesis 1:31 to a really catchy melody. I learned this song in my Hebrew school choir in fourth grade, and we loved it, and would walk out of class singing the canon in many voices. This morning, I sang the song for our Nursery School kids' Shabbat program, and it was a big hit. They learned the words tov me'od (very good), and clapped along, though of course they're too young to sing in canon. I've attached a recording with my banjolele, which I hope will carry you into Shabbat Bereshit with song and dance. God saw all that God had done, and it was very good. There was evening, there was morning, the sixth day. וַיַּ֤רְא אֱלֹהִים֙ אֶת־כָּל־אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשָׂ֔ה וְהִנֵּה־ט֖וֹב מְאֹ֑ד וַֽיְהִי־עֶ֥רֶב וַֽיְהִי־בֹ֖קֶר י֥וֹם הַשִּׁשִּֽׁי׃
Click here to listen to: Vayar Elohim Text: Genesis 1:31 Music: Gordon Lustig Performer: Cantor Sarah Myerson, voice and banjolele Shabbat Shalom and Happy Columbus Day,
Cantor Sarah Myerson