First, a "City Island mojito" on Friday night:
Then, sweet davenen with "your band by the sea" at "your shul by the sea:"
A message imprinted as I lit the Shabbat candles:
A Shabbat morning walk by the water before services:
...and then more wonderful davenen -- soul-uplifting music -- harmony -- Torah -- conversation -- learning -- joy.
This morning I'll be teaching a master class in spiritual writing, as the culminating event of my TBE Shabbaton. (The class is at 10am at Samuel Pell House, 586 City Island Avenue; $20 for non-members, bring writing implements and an open heart.) At noon I'll read poems from 70 faces and Waiting to Unfold, take questions and offer answers, and then enjoy some conversations and connecting before hopping in my car to head home to my family again.
Deep thanks to everyone at Temple Beth-El of City Island. You are a wonderful congregation and I'm so honored to have had the opportunity to sing, pray, teach, and learn with y'all!