Looking Ahead and Staying Connected
Rabbi’s Message – August 25, 2020
When Ohio’s “Stay at Home” order began, none of us knew how long it would last or what impact it would have on our congregation and community. What we did know was that our community needed to recite Kaddish and hear the names of loved ones recited aloud for Yartzheit and Mi Shebeirach healing prayers. Out of our commitment to meeting that urgent need, we immediately increased the frequency of our email communication. We began sending TIDBITS on Fridays as well as Tuesdays. This enabled us to provide information and videos specific to Shabbat. We have continued this for the past five months, but the situation is changing and evolving. For instance, many of us are no longer in quarantine, we have several ongoing Zoom activities, and we are streaming weekly Shabbat services via YouTube. I am proud of the rich content and unique opportunities Temple provided during this challenging time. Though we are still very much in the thick of this Covid-19 pandemic, Temple will return to our pre-pandemic level of communications beginning in September. The TIDBITS you receive on Tuesdays will contain all of the information you will need to access Shabbat services and study, as well as the regular content you have become accustomed to. We will no longer send out a Shabbat Edition TIDBITS after this week.