Rabbi’s Message – April 20, 2021
This is my favorite time of year, even on a day when the forecast is 60 degrees with a chance of snow! Earth Week likely is scheduled for now because the weather is perfect for outside activities related to the environment. I may be biased, but there is no place more beautiful to enjoy the outdoors than by our Temple on Riverside Drive. I was reminded by many of you at Friday's Taste of the Jewish Cultural Festival of how nice it is just to be near our building, even when the Temple is closed. We all miss spending time here. We feel spiritually connected to this space along the Great Miami River. Our synagogue sits on one of the most magnificent green spaces in the area from which to soak in the natural surroundings. It is easy to see God’s creative handiwork here on days when the grass is green and the flowers are blooming. During services in the summer, congregants love to look through the chapel windows and gaze upon the scenery. Our worship is framed by beautiful trees, natural land, and the Five Rivers Fountain of Light.