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BLESSING CHUPPAH         (Summary: 2421)
MEDWIN, MICHELE

On the High Holy Days our rabbi gave a sermon about blessings. After services, congregants were invited to take home a pre-cut one foot square of white fabric. Each household was to represent, on the fabric, what the word "blessing" meant to them. We collected the squares over a period of a couple of months. A variety of media was used, including transferred family photographs, paint and puffy paint, hand-stitching and embroidery. The squares were sewn together by a talented congregant into a chuppah. Each month, letters are mailed out to those who are having a birthday or anniversary, asking them to join us for services to celebrate their blessing.  Then, during Shabbat services we bring out the chuppah and invite those who are celebrating a simchah to stand under it.  The rabbi offers the congregants the Birkat HaKohanim and they feel the blessings of the community surround them.


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TEMPLE SHOLOM        120 Households
5 E. DILLON RD. PO BOX 664   MONTICELLO  NY 13903
845.794.8731    845.794.8902
RABBI MICHELE MEDWIN
E-mail: RabbiMedwin@stny.rr.com

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