We combine two lovely traditions by presenting our mothers and grandmothers with flowers purchased directly from Israel before the N'ilah service on Yom Kippur. The roses are grown in Moshav Sde Nitzan in the Negev. Making this purchase is a significant way for our members to help the Israeli economy and bring some beauty from Israel into their homes. The reasonable price of $10 for a bougquet of five ivory roses makes this tradition accessible to all. This is a fund raiser for the Religious School.
For more programs to support Israel, visit the Web site of ARZA at www.arza.org. For more temple traditions for the High Holy days and other holidays, visit the Web site of the Union's Department of Worship, Music and Religious Living at www.urj.org/worship.