One week from today is Thanksgiving. America’s unique holiday. A celebration of what makes us a great nation— the right of all our citizens to practice the religion of their choosing, free of government interference or coercion. And to honor this we have set aside a day to thank God for bringing us to this place.
So what are you doing on Thanksgiving morning? Sleeping in? Going to the grocery store? I’ve got a suggestion. Come down to the Carnegie Shul for morning minyan. It’s a great excuse to get out of the house for a couple hours. And it provides you the opportunity to say your prayers on this Thanksgiving Day.
Our morning minyan will begin at 9:00 AM. And we should be done by 10:15. This will be a regular weekday service, so if you lay tefillin, bring it. Also, there will be the normal Thursday morning Torah reading. And finally, a special treat: the reading of President George Washington’s first Thanksgiving Day proclamation. But even with all that, we will still have a little time for coffee and bagels afterwards. Tell your friends. Thanksgiving morning minyan is now an annual observance in Carnegie. Hope to see you here.