Sunday, September 15, 2013
Last week the Jewish people celebrated the Jewish New Year 5774.

Here at Brooksby Village the Holy Day Services were held in the chapel.

ROSH HASHANA - Thursday, September 5th at 10:00 a.m.

KOL NIDRA - Friday, September 13th at 6:30 p.m.

YOM KIPPUR - Saturday, September 14th at 10. a.m.

If for any reason a resident was unable to attend services they could watch them on Brooksby's TV Channel 918.

I took advantage of what was offered and saw the two morning services on TV.

Bayonet Soldiers Observe Rosh Hashanah in Afghanistan
Photo by Sgt. Christopher Klutts: CC BY-NC-SA

The ROSH HASHANA service started at 10:00 a.m. and concluded at 1:00 p.m.

I throughly enjoyed the service, heard and saw everything, and didn't get out of my chair until it was over.

I did the same for the YOM KIPPUR service.

I was able to hear, see and appreciate the entire service.

Now about the KOL NIDRE evening service - that was really special to me.

Two of my dear friends who I have known for well over fifty years, moved into Brooksby three weeks ago.

Many years ago they lived in Massachusetts, and in later years they lived in Florida.

Like what happens to many of us, it came time to make a change and they decided to come back to the area where they had spent their growing up and married lives.

Over the years my friend and I shared many good times together and when we each got married, my husband, her husband and "us girls" got together often.

Even when they lived in Florida all year round, my husband and I made it a point to keep in touch. In later years when my husband passed away, we would get together for a good time visit.

I'm going to backtrack here a bit.

My friend and I had many phone calls during the period of "decision making time."

Whatever questions they had about living at Brooksby, I was there to fill them in.

And believe me there is much to know when you make a move like this.


Since KOL NIDRE was going to be an evening service, which started at 6:30, we arranged to meet for dinner and then attend the service together.

Sharing the holiday with them meant a lot to me.

What I was very delighted to see was HOW MANY PEOPLE my friends knew "from way back when."

When I came to Brooksby I did know a handful of people and believe me, it's a help when you come into a place and know someone who tells you all the little important things that makes adjusting to a new life style easier!

I myself met someone that night who had just come in a few weeks ago and when she heard my last name, she asked if my husband's name was Aaron and did he come from Lynn?

Yes, she knew him, they had belonged to the same club together!

The world gets smaller all the time.

I have found if you talk to someone long enough you will find out that we are all connected!

SHANA TOVA to all.

Millie, I know how good a feeling it is to find an old friend - even one you didn't know before. I am glad you got to enjoy your services on TV and in person.
Sweet Millie, My 95 year old mom had to be moved to assisted living just a few months ago following hip replacement. The place is the only one we girls could find that would have her needs met. The one big need they cannot met is her friends. Almost all of her friends have passed on and she is in a different town from her 'early years'. Your blog post helps me be a more understanding daughter as she becomes tearful wishing for a different place. God bless you, your friends, family and this blog.

Happy Holiday to you.
Love reading about your new home.
Makes me wonder
if and when this might happen
for this one...
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Hi Millie,
Wishing you and your family a
Happy and Healthy New Year 5774'
L'Shana Tove!
With Love,
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