An Invitation to Summer Sessions

by Lucinda Antrim
Clerk, NYYM

What is our abundance? How do we share it?


We decided on the queries that are this year’s Summer Sessions theme in a committee meeting. We were about to move to the next item when someone said “abbondanza!” and it took off from there. It was a time of abundance in Sessions Committee. We tried to think of the word for abundance in all the languages we knew. Of course, we googled it, and we were delighted by the loveliness of the word when written in Arabic. We wondered how hard it would be to learn to sign it. It was an abundance of abundance.


Every time you look at your Week-at-a-Glance at Summer Sessions you will see this abundance of abundance. You may be able to add more. Maybe you can dance, sing, or draw it. Our cup overflows; we shall dwell in the house of the Lord for many long days (using Robert Alter’s 23rd Psalm translation).


We will be blessed to have long July days together, Friends. Please come to Summer Sessions—for work, for play, for rest and renewal, for worship, and to share our abundance with each other and the world.