Reflections from the Editor

Some months seem longer than others, October was one of them. Starting with Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, then reflecting on the festivities (please see Marshall’s High Holidays Reflections) and the warm weather that made us just want to be outside whenever possible. It does feel like November is a nice chance to catch our breaths, cuddle up with a cup of tea and welcome the darkness of the long evenings, before Chanukah and end of year is upon us.

But it is hardly like Migwan is going into hibernation, au contraire! Please already reserve these dates (more details are in the sections below). This week on Saturday, Nov. 5th there is a Shacharit service with our Rabbi Akiva Weingarten. Our Mitzvah Day is on Sunday, Nov 20th and the Migwan Exchange & Budget meeting is on Tuesday, Dec 6th at 7:30pm. Our members will receive further information shortly.

In addition, we have an exciting “Meet the Author” on Sunday, Nov 27th with Alfred Bodenheimer reading from his newest Jerusalem novel, moderated by Erik Petry. Our regular services continue and we have a new offering from our school, a fun Unzgi for Hebrew speaking children.

Please take the time to peruse the November Newsletter and hope to see you soon at our events.

Let the magic of the darkness bring out your inner light.


Judy Simmons Caliano

Editor in chief






Migwan hosts a great variety of cultural programs, services and children’s activities. Please see our current newsletters, as well as the calendar for dates, times and locations. We look forward to see you.

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