Sunday, October 2, 2016

Shanah Tovah 5777

by Rabbi Katy Z. Allen

As you enter this new year
may distance bring clarity

and may the many shades of the forest
be clear to you 
as separate and individual colors
each unique in its own right

may the sky be ever visible to you 
between the leaves

 may you understand
that the leaves
the sky
and the tendrils
are all interconnected

 and when you cry out for help
may your prayer
be answered.

Shanah tovah,
may you have a good year.

Rabbi Katy Allen is a board certified chaplain and serves as an Eco-Chaplain and the Facilitator of One Earth Collaborative, a program of Open Spirit. She is the founder and rabbi of Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope, which holds services outdoors all year long. She is the co-founder and President pro-tem of the Boston-based Jewish Climate Action Network, and a hospice chaplain at CareGroup Parmenter Hospice. She received her ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion in Yonkers, NY. 

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