Saturday, November 11, 2006


It's Motsei Shabbat -- the evening after Shabbat -- and I am enjoying the afterglow of a lovely day. I attended services today at Temple Beth Sholom in San Leandro, CA. Behind the large 60's synagogue is the tiny "Little Shul" from the 1890's. It is a haimish [homey] little place, and I felt instantly comfortable there.

Rabbi Harry Manhoff presided, but most of the service was led by a young woman from the congregation, and the Torah was chanted by several adults from the shul's Hebrew program. Very impressive!

The rest of the day was spent eating good food and chatting with friends at home. What could be more perfect?

2 comments:

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I adore this place - wow. Makes me want to make a trip just to see it... and I am not even Jewish, just appreciate really cool spiritual places of every sort.

Norma said...

This is lovely.