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Dear Friends,

I hope the High Holy days were a fruitful pause for you in the daily round of responsibilities and tasks. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur allow us to look back and reassess what we need to do better. Moreover, they provide us with the ability to get a new start. Sukkot, on the other hand, is entirely about celebration and gratitude for the abundance of the Earth’s gifts to us, her children. Most appropriately, the Jewish calendrical cycle concludes with Yizkor, remembering our departed loved ones Monday morning at 10 a.m. As if to say, let go of the past while embracing its lessons. And that very same night all of these themes culminate in the joyous explosion of energy we call Simchat Torah! The Jewish calendar sets the pace, rolling out the cycle of time as we unroll the scrolls of our lives. It’s up to us every New Year to write the story we wish for ourselves. In that sense we are each of us a Torah, ready to be embraced by our higher selves.

Please join us Monday morning October 24th at 10:00 am for Sh’mini Atzeret Yizkor and Simchat Torah celebration Monday evening at 6:30 pm

Mo’adim L’Simchah

A Joyous Yontef!

Steven L Silver, Rabbi

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Rabbi Selilah Kalev received her ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, California in 2003. Raised in Anchorage, Alaska and the granddaughter of a Protestant minister, Rabbi Selilah brings a unique background to her love of Judaism and education. Having performed as a member of the professional Alaska Children's Choir, Rabbi Selilah also has a deep connection to music and holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Music from the

California Institute of the Arts. Her passion for teaching others and developing new and innovative curricula led her to receive two Master's Degrees: one in Jewish Education and one in Rabbinic Studies. In addition, she holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Hebrew Letters.

Rabbi Selilah began her career in Early Childhood Education as one of two teachers in a small Preschool at Temple Beth Shalom in Carmel, California. Her love of being in the classroom was the foundation that led her to a career in Lifelong Learning at synagogues in California, Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania. During her role as Director of Lifelong Learning and running schools of more than 500 students, Rabbi Selilah remained passionately connected to Early Childhood Education within her communities by partnering with and overseeing many of the programs.  Rabbi Selilah created and developed parent education, holiday and special event curricula, and in her most recent school, partnered in creating a play-based program. She was also instrumental in expanding her last preschool from a part-time program to a full-time integrative preschool community serving ages six weeks to five years.

Rabbi Kalev loves to develop adult education, religious school and synagogue programs which she has implemented at various communities around the nation. She has been invited as a consultant to assist synagogues to restructure their schools and develop an education vision. Rabbi Kalev was one of a select group of educators in the nation invited to participate in and subsequently completed the Melton Teachers' Educator Institute, was awarded the title of Conservative Jewish Educator, selected to be a committee member for the national Jewish Educator's Assembly and Torah Aura Curriculum Award honoring the best religious school curriculum and she also chaired the UJA/Federation Principal's Council in Stamford, CT, comprising of Education Directors across all denominations of Judaism.

Rabbi Selilah Kalev is married to Rabbi Joshua Kalev. They have two children, Noa and Jacob

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