On April 14 the Temple Isaiah youth groups sponsored a Family Fun Night Havdalah, which culminated in a beautiful Havdalah service led by members of our senior youth group, SYTI. Rebecca Bregman, SYTI board member, religious school madricha, and NFTY-MAR songleader shares why Havdalah is such an important service for her:
My love for havdalah began when I got to songlead my first havdalah at NFTY. To me havdallah means gathering together with people you love and taking the time to give a beautiful ending to Shabbat and to sing fun songs. Hearing people at NFTY give their little blurbs in between prayers inspired me to not be afraid of the person I want to be and to actually make that person real. My passion for music and songleading makes it all the more special. Havdalah also teaches me that goodbyes are not always sad, that they can be quite enjoyable if done the correct way.