Dear Temple Oseh Shalom Family:
As we begin year 5782, we reflect on how difficult 5781 was and have hope for a better year ahead. COVID is taking more lives than ever and we all know someone who has suffered or died. I find that the “breakthrough” cases are the most distressing as people who received their shots felt that they had taken all necessary precautions.
Our High Holy Days services were exemplary. My heartfelt thanks to all who planned and participated. Thanks especially to Rabbi Kanter, Cantor Ken, Terrie and all the choir members, soloists, readers, and the Ritual Committee for their long hours in setting up the service. Thanks to Larry for his shofar blowing. Of course, a special thank you to Bill Altman who did a great job with Zoom, streaming the prayer and song inserts and for the wonderful photos of shuls and Israel.
As I mentioned in my presidential addresses, we are mainly a volunteer run temple. Many of our “regulars” are now aging out, have moved away, or have health issues which prevent them from continuing in their roles. Now is a great time to step up as a TOS volunteer.
The Temple is embarking on a strategic plan to set long term goals. If you would like to participate in this effort, contact me or our VP, Karen Blickstein. We welcome all of you and want to hear from you.
Again, best wishes for a healthy and happy year ahead.