The Chai Times // Summer is over, Elul is here, High Holidays next

Aug 18, 2023 6:14 pm


The White Party was beautiful - well over 200 Jewish young adults!!

Thanks again to Adam Loewy for sponsoring this beautiful event. Initial pictures here - real album coming next week.

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And once the White Party passes we all know what this means: summer is over and High Holidays are around the corner.

Luckily Judaism doesn't leave us high and dry and we have a month to prepare for the new year - this month called Elul.

The Alter Rebbe taught that Elul is a precious month. For thirty days, you can find the Ultimate King (G-d!) awaiting you outside the city, on a rustic path that winds through the meadow.


What’s the advantage of meeting the King in a meadow?

When you meet the King in His palace on the Days of Awe from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur, much stands between you and Him—the carpet, the throne, the royal robes, the protocol, the language you must use, the awe and magnificence of the palace…


But in the field, the King wears blue jeans. And so do you. He even greets you with a smile and expresses His delight that you came out to see Him.

Use this time. This month its informal time - just you and the King.

Wishing you an uplifting Shabbat,

Rabbi Mendy & Mussy

p.s. As always, we would love to chat with you over coffee or drinks, about Judaism, or just life - reply to this email.

YES the High Holidays are coming,

YES we will have Rosh dinner and services at YJP,

YES we will have Yom Kippur services and breakfast,

YES we will have a Sukkah and Sukkot parties and Simchat Torah!!!

All the details are coming out next week!


Did you know? YJP is not funded by any umbrella organization, not locally and not nationally (no funding from Chabad HQ). This gives YOU a great opportunity. It means that every donation has an outsized impact in creating programs and events in this community. Plus, every contribution donated stays right here in this community.

An easy way to contribute: join the Chai Society at

Not only are you having a massive impact and being a true mentch, but you also get benefits - free First Fridays and special swag.

Don't hesitate to contact us for other sponsorship and partnership opportunities.


Mazel Tov!!


Mazel tov to Jess and Matt Strebe on their wedding! They had a beautiful private ceremony at YJP and we wish a huge mazel tov in this new life together!

Mazel tov to Hirsh and Yael Bootin on the birth of a new baby boy! May he grow to Torah, Chuppa and good deeds!


Of interest:


Miriam Malnik-Ezagui opens up to PEOPLE about her life as an Orthodox mom to four daughters and why she shares her day-to-day on social media


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