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Time Off for the High Holidays

On behalf of the clergy and staff of Midbar Kodesh Temple, I want to wish everyone a Shana Tova Um’tukah.

As we approach the new year, I know many of you will need to take off work to celebrate the holidays. Taking off time from work to attend services and enjoy festive meals with friends and family can often make us feel anxious about our status in the work place. Our children will have to take off time from school and sometimes miss important lessons and assignments.

It is important that you know that there are resources in the community to help you with any problems you may have with your supervisors or principals.

We hope these resources will help you have an enjoyable and carefree holiday.

I am happy to provide any note or letter that you might need to help excuse your absences.

The ADL reminds us that inclusivity and respect for diversity are important in work and learning environments. And respect for diversity includes religious diversity. For more information, click here.

Looking forward to greeting you at services in the days ahead and again, wishing you and your families a sweet year.

Rabbi Bradley Tecktiel has been Midbar Kodesh Temple's spiritual leader since August 2008. Rabbi Tecktiel was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in May of 1996. He holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one from List College and one from Columbia University. He also holds a Masters of Arts from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

You can follow him on Twitter @RabbiMKT.

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