This Saturday, the female Rabbi was officiating the services and I really like her too. I think it’s two weeks of the male Rabbi and two weeks of the female Rabbi, they switch and it’s interesting to see how different the followings are. More people came to the female Rabbi’s service.
Anyway, towards the end she asked if anyone would be interested in reading a line or two of the Megillat for Purim. I volunteered and added, “I’m new, but I’d be interested if someone cares to help.” Rabbi was so excited that I volunteered and said Cantor will be happy to help. He sent me what I have to read, so I will be listening to the recording in Hebrew and memorizing that. I am a bit nervous, but if I can speak Arabic and could learn Arabic, I can learn Hebrew (they share some similarities and common rules). He said if I need any help, don’t hesitate.
Oh, I won’t be! I will be reading my line on Thursday. He said, “if you can make it to the second line, great, if not, that’s okay too!” I’m thankful that there is an audio portion, I can listen and read along (that’s what I did in the past) and I’m thankful for the Cantor’s help too. I’m thankful that I’ve been welcomed and I can grow spiritually without anxiety.