Shana Tova 5783: Niver’s News: Sept 2022

September 30, 2022

Sept News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel:

Frank and Judi Niver on the bima for Rosh Hashannah at Stephen Wise Temple, Sept 26, 2022

Shana Tova 5783! This month starts the Jewish New Year.

My family celebrated in Denver with our cousins and at our synagogue, Stephen Wise Temple, in Los Angeles. My parents were honored with an aliyah to say the blessing before reading the Torah.

This reading in our Stephen Wise Temple Machzor for the Days of Awe prayer book on p. 65 –really spoke to me:

How might we, in our day to day lives, transform curses into blessings? How might we, instead of hating the other, find cause for admiration? We may not enter the house of worship fully ready to pray, but by lifting our voices together, by searching for the good in one another and in our tradition, we hope to find cause for praise and thanksgiving so that we might, with full hearts, cry out: ‘How good is this place! how wondrous is this moment.'” Cantor Emma Lutz and Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback

What will you do to make this new year wondrous and filled with moxie?

The Head of the Year
By Marge Piercy
The moon is dark tonight, a new
moon for a new year. It is
hollow and hungers to be full.
It is the black zero of beginning.
Now you must void yourself
of injuries, insults, incursions.
Go with empty hands to those
you have hurt and make amends.
It is not too late. It is early
and about to grow. Now
is the time to do what you
know you must and have feared
to begin. Your face is dark
too as you turn inward to face
yourself, the hidden twin of
all you must grow to be.
Forgive the dead year. Forgive
yourself. What will be wants
to push through your fingers.
The light you seek hides
in your belly. The light you
crave longs to stream from
your eyes. You are the moon
that will wax in new goodness.

I was able to interview Patricia Schultz about her new book, WHY WE TRAVEL

I saw her at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena and you can listen to her talk here!

Thank you to PennClubLA for three incredible events this summer! Click here to read all about them and see the videos!

I will be speaking on a Penn Travel panel Nov 7, 2022. Click here for details!

Thank you to the Jewish Journal for having me in PRINT 23 times in 5782 (Sept 2021-Sept 2023! See the latest ones: Click here or watch the videos below:

Thank you to the Los Angeles Times the lovely reception for ONA22!


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