Colors: Blue Color

During the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, B’nei Yisrael take upon themselves to recite T’hilim, because saying T’hilim is a s’gulah for t’shuvah. According to Likutei Moharan II:73, saying T’hilim is a great way to rouse feelings of awakening toward Hashem.

It’s been a summer of learning, spirituality, and friendship for Emet Outreach students who attended the eight-week cross-campus Emet Leader’s Fellowship. Over 60 participants, from schools like Queens College, Baruch College, St. John’s University, Adelphi University, and Touro College, enhanced their summer break with weekly classes at Congregation Beth Gavriel in Forest Hills. These sessions provided an introduction to Judaism and were directed by Rabbi Reuven Kigel, Emet Campus Director, and a lineup of other dynamic Emet educators. The culmination of this program, like all fellowships, was a spectacular Shabbaton, with the added excitement of a full weekend retreat. The weekend was a joint effort between Emet and the Emet Student Association at Queens College.

Last Sunday evening, Kehilas Torah Temima (KTT) in Kew Gardens Hills was filled with laughter and tears as it hosted its annual barbecue. A bittersweet event, this year’s barbecue honored Rabbi Elan and Rebbetzin Elisheva Segelman for their contribution to KTT and the greater Queens community, as well as bid them farewell in anticipation of their upcoming move to Los Angeles.