5 Ways You Can Observe Shabbat Mevarchim
Fall is the time for planning and enjoying festivities. There are so many to choose from that some tend to get overlooked. As the next Shabbat Mevarchim approaches, here are some of the ways you can observe this holiday.
1. Come to the Synagogue
Even if you normally go to synagogue with your family off-site, there is a lovely synagogue here at Beverly Hills Carmel that you can celebrate the Shabbat at. You can join your neighbors and friends for the service. If this is not for you, then your normal synagogue is also a great place to enjoy the Shabbat service.
2. Learn About Astrology
The importance of Shabbat Mevarchim is that it not only blesses the new month but also sets the lunar calendar. This is why it is a great time to learn about astrology and the lunar cycles. These are important for many reasons, both mystical and practical. If you do not know much about this, it is never too late to start. Even if you feel you are an expert, there is still more you can learn.
3. Teach Your Family About Astrology
Who says this has to be a learning journey just for you? If you spend time with your family for Shabbat, then take the time to teach them what you know about the stars and lunar calendar. This is a great way to spend some quality time with your kids and grandchildren. These are important lessons they will cherish and carry with them for the rest of their lives. And if you are new to astrology, then this is something you can learn about together.
4. Teach Someone Else What You Know
Extending your knowledge about the stars does not have to be limited to your family. You can teach people at local community events or your local senior center. This can be a great way for you to stay mentally active and also be involved in your local community. With the transportation services offered here, you won't have to worry about how you will get where you want to go. This may even just happen in normal conversation while you are enjoying some time with your friends at high tea.
5. Take Some Time to Reflect
The beginning of a new month means there are endless possibilities of what can happen. Now that the new month is blessed, you should take some time to think about what you want to accomplish in the month. Is there something you have wanted to do that you have put off? What will your priorities for the month be? Think about what you want in the month to happen personally (such as personal goals or medical needs), mentally, and physically. This is a great time to make sure you are ready to take on the new month.
You don't have to choose just one of these options, but find at least one way to celebrate Shabbat Mevarchim. We will be happy to celebrate this holiday with you! At Beverly Hills Carmel, we offer seniors an appealing environment in which to spend their retirement years. To learn more about our independent or assisted living communities, call 310-278-9720 today.