Dear TOS family:
By now you’ve all seen the announcement that our High Holy Day services will be virtual. For sure, they will be very different than any we’ve ever experienced. Barry Zweiban, Rabbi Kanter, and the Ritual committee will do their best to ensure that the services will be spiritual and meaningful. Bill Altman will be helping us with the technology, which we appreciate. Certainly, the services will have to be shortened and we will try to include as many honors as possible. There is much work for us to do, but I have every confidence that we’ll be able to pull it off. We are very lucky to have such a dedicated group of individuals working on them.
I want to thank so many of you for joining our monthly Shabbat services. It’s the closest we can come to being together, and it gives me great joy to see so many of you. Our services for July and August will be done the same way. If any of you have any problems getting into them, please call me or Bill Altman before the services, to try to figure it out. Thanks to Rabbi Kanter, Ken Rosenberg, and the Ritual Committee for providing such beautiful services.
Thanks go to Karen Blickstein, our Education Chair, for working on educational opportunities we can all enjoy! Special thanks to Larry Rosendorf for providing us with the “Woody Allen” series. We look forward to the rest of it.
The Care Committee continues its work during this time. Eileen Goldberg, Chair of the Committee, is looking for more people to help out – so if you’ve been wondering what you can do to help, please consider this. Eileen can be reached at 843-705-5279 or at email@example.com. Eileen would love to hear from you.
As I sit here writing this message, a Barry Manilow song is going through my head. Its title: “When will I see you again?” The answer, for now, is virtual: at our Shabbat services and Saturday morning discussions. Please take good care of yourselves and let me or the Board know if there’s anything we can do.