The month filled with some of the most important Jewish holidays- Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah- has come to an end.
There was an exceptionally joyous spirit in our community in Kishinev throughout this special month, as the foundation for the entire year was set in place.
During this month, everyone has a special opportunity to connect to G-d, and ask him to give us a good year, filled with blessings for health, joy and prosperity.
Our congregation was joined by many guests and tourists who were visiting Moldova. All the prayers and festivities were led by our Cheif Rabbi, Rabbi Yossef Abelsky.
On Rosh Hashanah, after lighting the festive candles, the congregation gathered to pray the traditional prayers for the new year. They were then served a festive holiday meal.
The traditional Kapparot and distribution of honey cake took place on the day before Yom Kippur.
The congregation also had the opportunity to come get a blessing from Rabbi Abelsky for the new year.
In honor of the holiday of Sukkot, our synagogue built a new Sukkah, bigger and grander than ever before. Many of our community members took part in sponsoring and building this new Sukkah.
This definitely added to the joy of the Sukkot holiday.
Sukkot was followed by the holiday of true joy, Simchat Torah, on which we dance with the holy Torah scrolls and celebrate the pride in being Jewish.
May we all have a good succesful year.