Shanah Tovah 5777

by Rabbi Katy Z. Allen


As you enter this new year

may distance bring clarity



and may the many shades of the forest

be clear to you 

as separate and individual colors

each unique in its own right


may the sky be ever visible to you 

between the leaves


 may you understand

that the leaves

the sky

and the tendrils

are all interconnected


 and when you cry out for help

may your prayer

be answered.



Shanah tovah,

may you have a good year.



Rabbi Katy Allen is a board certified chaplain and serves as an Eco-Chaplain and the Facilitator of One Earth Collaborative, a program of Open Spirit. She is the founder and rabbi of Ma’yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope, which holds services outdoors all year long. She is the co-founder and President pro-tem of the Boston-based Jewish Climate Action Network, and a hospice chaplain at CareGroup Parmenter Hospice. She received her ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion in Yonkers, NY. 


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