I had been looking forward to the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries that began this past Wednesday in Brooklyn, N.Y., with intense anticipation. Having been focused the previous week on relief efforts and community rebuilding following Hurricane Sandy, I was thrilled to have the several days of workshops, classes and lectures more than ever.
I was just one of thousands of emissaries who came to New York from points all across the globe. It gave me a chance to recharge my batteries. It’s something I look forward to all year, something that gives me a spiritual boost and a lot of energy.
That was my chance to recharge, however.
Please join me Monday, November 19, 7:30-9 p.m., to recharge your own spiritual batteries at the third Jewish Learning Institute lesson entitled, “A Question of Joy.”
We all know the feelings of sadness and misery and are never content to rest in them; we seek a good that we experience as good. We are guided towards the experience of good by the questions we ask in our search.
What do we seek? If we seek what we want, our search will yield pleasure, physical delight — powerful, but short-lived, and can lead to self-destructive behavior.
If we seek rather what we need, we will find happiness. We will then be satisfied with very little — but we can stagnate and become complacent in that satisfaction. But if we seek what we are, then we will find energizing joy.
Join us Tuesday nights from 8-9 p.m. for Yeshiva Night. Come learn with students of the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown.
Friday, Nov. 16 | 2 Kislev
Light Candles at: 4:19 p.m.
Evening Services: 4:25 p.m.
Shabbos, Saturday, Nov. 17 | 3 Kislev
Chassidus: 8:30 a.m.
Morning Services: 9:30 a.m.
Rabbi’s sermon: 11:30 a.m.
Kiddush sponsored by Gerry Buchoff and Steve Stein
Evening Services: 4:10 p.m.
Shabbos ends 5:21 p.m.
Have a good Shabbos!