It is a great pleasure to wish L’Shanah Tovah to you and your family as you begin to honour Rosh Hashanah on Sunday evening.
Rosh Hashanah is a time for both celebration and reflection, for giving thanks for the last year’s challenges and blessings and for creating new beginnings.
As Jewish Canadians gather with family and friends to receive the New Year, we also reflect on the Jewish cultural and social traditions that have long been a vital part of the diverse and rich social fabric of Canada.
At his recent Orpheum Theatre appearance Dr. Elie Wiesel commented that “life is made up not of years, but of moments.” While you partake in the festivities and symbolic foods of the Jewish New Year, may your moments be rich with hope, joy and a renewed sense of community and of purpose.
On behalf of my family and staff please accept my best wishes for peace, health and prosperity in the New Year.
L’Shanah Tovah U’metukah
Member of Parliament, Vancouver Quadra