It is vital that we remember how extraordinarily hard-working the members of our staff who are not Jewish are in the preparations for the High Holy Days.
At home I polish my own kiddush cups and today dropped off at the dry cleaners table cloths, a kittel, and challah cover, in preparation for Rosh Hashanah.
But who polishes the silver at Shul? And cleans the rug? And changes the lightbulbs? And guards the building? And sets things up, as it were, so that we can pray in beauty and peace?
Thank you to all our Maintenance Staff and Office Staff for your extraordinary efforts and devotion to our community's preparation to greet the New Year.
Your work these past several weeks is deeply appreciated.