Shalom Horim/Dear Parents,
By now you should have received communications from all the teachers about their ‘classes’ tomorrow and the various meeting times and ways to ZOOM in.
We have reached the final letter of the Alef-Bet that we haven’t covered, the letter VAV, which is our letter of the week.
Please share these words with your child. Our Value of the Month is still Tzedek/Righteousness. Now would be a great time while you’re all spending a lot of time together, on brainstorming ways your family can help those less fortunate.
Please read the Weekly Newsletter and Temple Calendar to see all the great online opportunities Temple is still vibrant and alive, from music videos, to classes, services, Tot Shabbats, etc. We may not physically be together, but let’s keep connected virtually during this trying time.
If you have concerns, suggestions, ideas, and other things to share, by all means, let us know.
The Temple will be closed to the public until further notice. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy. I will be working from home so please don’t hesitate to call or reach out with any questions, concerns, or just to say hello as all calls are forwarded to my cellphone. We will keep the website up to date with information as things are always changing.
This is an adjustment for everyone and we may have a few bumps in the road (virtually), but this can only make our community stronger.
Stacie Gabert, Administrator
Hello Temple Sinai!
Jewish tradition has some key teachings for what we are living through:
- To save a single life is to save an entire world.
- Faith, daily prayer and meditation can help us to remain grounded and calm even in the midst of turmoil and uncertainty.
- Much is out of our control, but we must do what we can to reduce risk of harm to others.
- Even when facing difficult challenges, the key is not to be afraid.
As a synagogue, we are doing our best to live up to our tradition, avoiding panic and overreaction, while being responsible for reducing risk. We have been talking daily to Vermont health officials, others synagogues and churches. This morning, based on that information and feedback from staff and board members, we have decided: