Archive for September, 2011
Next week Jewish communities all over the world will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. In Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashanah marks the creation of the world, but when I was a child I always thought it marked the beginning of the school year since they often coincide. (So much for years of Hebrew School.) Regardless of it’s official meaning, I often felt hopeful about a fresh start. Almost 25 years since my last back-to-school day, I still feel just as excited, hopeful and optimistic about our future.
Happy New Year to all of you – Jewish or not, going back to school or not. May this year (whenever it starts in your mind) bring you, your family and your community all that you hope for. We are glad to able to provide some enjoyment to your life through our daily breads and pastries and our special holiday treats.
This morning we baked the first challah turbans and Moroccan challah braids of the season (October 8th will be the last baking day). Come in and ask for a taste and ponder your new year plans with us. You might also ask for a taste of the richly flavored and complex buckwheat honey cake or a comforting slice of applesauce cake. We’d love to show you our new gift boxes of rugelach and mandelbread too. They are sure to get someone’s new year off to a sweet start.
Amy Emberling, Managing Partner