As the new Communications Chair for our synagogue, it is my duty to assemble the quarterly bulletin that goes out to shul members.
Of course, all the typical items go in: rabbi's message, mazel tovs and condolences, upcoming events, times and dates of the upcoming holidays, and any other important stuff.
I thought it might be nice for the members to contribute to this upcoming issue, and sent out a notice for members to submit memories they have of the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah) they experienced while growing up.
Unfortunately, there haven't been too many takers, but most of the memories already submitted are associated with wearing new clothes, family togetherness at synagogue and at the meals, long, drawn-out services.
If I had sent out the call to you, what -- if any -- memories do you have from your distant past, or even not-too-distant past of marking/celebrating the High Holidays in your childhood or teenagehood?
Maybe I'll have more takers via the Internet.... :)
(I will share my memories perhaps in a separate post.)