My dear friend Dr. Hadar Ma’ayan made a “COVID-19 Homebound Bingo” for her teenagers stuck at home, and that inspired me to create this Jewish Self-Care Bingo for this time of social distancing. Every time you get a bingo, give yourself a reward. I hope we will see many of you at our ZOOM services tonight and tomorrow. It takes a little getting used to, but we are getting the hang of it, and Friday night’s service will include a variety of community members offering music and readings. It would be great to have you join us.
NATIONAL REFUGEE SHABBAT AND DISCUSSION via ZOOM
3/20/2020 – 6:30 pm
Join us online for a virtual National Refugee Shabbat and discussion. Sponsored by HIAS, this is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers.
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: