It’s been approximately one year since we celebrated Debby’s Bat Mitzvah. The Temple was buzzing with people! We were surrounded by family and friends (many of you) as Debby read from the Torah and completed her rite of passage. Fast forward a year…so much has changed.
Staycation has become a popular buzz word. Boats, swimming pools, bicycles, and camping gear are hot commodities these days. To my surprise, there is even a shortage of canning lids as I found out when I was preparing to can tomatoes. Fortunately, I located some at a local hardware store. Zoom, Facebook Live, Go to Meeting, etc. are the way to meet these days. For those of us who are technically challenged, it’s been a real learning experience.
Business is not business “as usual”. Temple functions are being conducted differently, as we’re being forced to make difficult decisions. We continue to offer virtual Friday evening services and Saturday morning Torah studies. The Sisterhood reluctantly cancelled this year’s Annual Bake Sale for the first time in 54 years.
Planning is underway for the High Holidays. Rabbi Liebowitz and the Board have been engaged in discussions while seeking advice from the URJ and other organizations. Considering the current impact of Covid 19 and the predictions for the next few months, High Holiday services will be conducted virtually. This was a tough decision to make, but the right one, in order to protect the health and safety of our Temple community. On the bright side, the Rabbi and Ritual Committee are working diligently to ensure the services are spiritual, musical, and enlightening. Stay tuned for more information in the near future.
Please stay safe and healthy!