What I can tell you today is this:
1. Kol Nidre is very probably the hardest piece of music I have ever sung in my life. I felt like an athlete when I sang it twice in one night (TTJB does two service that evening to accommodate everyone). Preparing and studying it represents my biggest growth spurt as both a musician and a Jewish spiritual leader in quite awhile. I am grateful for the opportunity to step out of myself and push beyond my self-perceived limits. And believe it or not, I want another crack at it next year.
2. I was really happy with how the Torah reading and teaching went on Yom Kippur afternoon. More on this later.
3. At the end of the N'ilah service, during the thanks-you's, I was officially adopted into the B'nai Jehudah congregational family. Anytime this sweet community wants me to return for a visit, I will be thrilled to go.
4. I am going home with a souvenir of my time here, and of this very special High Holy Days: m very own rubber chicken (with which, presumably, to do kapores next year).
Wishing all of you a sweet new year of peace.
Now, on to Sukkot. Phew!