Dear Friends,

Rabbi Sara and I miss you all terribly. We are continuing to find a way to bring Shabbat and other Jewish events into your homes in the best way possible. Many of you have become regular visitors to the virtual shul streaming from our living room. Others join our Zoom Torah Study on Saturday mornings, and Sinai School families have been coming together to pray, learn, and see one another.

Right now, we are looking to do more. On Shavuot, towards the end of the month, we are offering (along with other small congregations and the CCAR and URJ) a Tikkun Leil Shavuot, an online, all-night set of study sessions. Led by ourselves and others across the country, you can tune in for learning on everything from studies about music and prayers, to Judaism in pop-culture. And while it may seem a ways off, we are already hard at work envisioning and creating a unique, engaging, and meaningful plan for the High Holy Days.

And that’s just the two of us. But it is not about us. The congregation belongs to anyone. So, we want to know what you would like. Is there a program you would like to have? Let us know, let’s figure out how to make it happen! Have you always wanted to study something but never had time or energy or the courage to ask? Ask!

We cannot promise that we can do everything. Between all of us though, we have so many resources. If there is a way to bring families and friends together, whether in limited ways while maintaining sacred distancing, let us figure out how to do it. If there is something that would help make your time easier or more meaningful, let us work with you to make it happen.

Rabbi Benjamin Zober
Rabbi Sara Zober