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פסח כשר ושמח
PASSOVER 2020 / 5780
As we all remain confined to our homes, we will find new and creative ways to celebrate Passover this year – physically apart, but spiritually together. NO RELIGIOUS SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT THE SYNAGOGUE DURING THE HOLIDAY. Instead, we offer the following online options during the holidays.
SEDER EXPERIENCE – Wednesday April 8 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Cantor Leifer will lead a condensed mini-Seder on this first night of Passover. For those who are not comfortable leading their own Seder or are alone, we offer this opportunity to take part in the Seder Rituals and join in the Seder songs and prayers just before the actual start of the holiday.
Join from the comfort and safety of your home as Rabbi Kupchik, the clergy and volunteers lead us in the traditional final day of Passover and Yizkor Memorial service. We will be making siddurim and the text of the Yizkor service available to everyone at home. We expect the Yizkor service to take place around 10:45 AM during the service. At the end of the service, have your wine, Matzah and gefilte fish ready for a virtual Kiddush gathering!
We understand that some of our members who would like the most to participate in these services are the most uncomfortable with the technology. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE… Call us and we will practice with you and give you a private tutorial on how to log in or at least participate by phone! It will be our pleasure!
I am a member of a local chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, which brings Muslim and Jewish women together to break down stereotypes, promote positive interactions, and engage in projects to help the community.
Along with our member Syd Mandelbaum's organization called "Rock and Wrap It Up, Inc.," we are participating in Hannah's Project, which distributes feminine hygiene products (not covered by SNAP) to women and at-risk teens in shelters, soup kitchens and pantries.
During November, we will collect the items listed on the flyer to be delivered to participating organizations in our area. The Rina Shkolnik Food Pantry, which is an affiliate of the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC, will be one of the beneficiaries of this collection.
The items can be deposited in the collection bin outside the entrance of the Sandrow Chapel or you can order them from the Amazon Wish List and they will be delivered for you to our chapter representative.
ALL SERVICES AND PROGRAMS MEETING ONLINE ONLY
26 Adar 5780
In accordance with New York State guidelines
THE TEMPLE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
During this time period, our staff will be working remotely and will continue to communicate with and reach out to our membership. Some staff members will be coming in to the office periodically for short periods to handle mail, payments, checks and other administrative matters.
Our BIKKUR CHOLIM COMMITTEE is fully activated and we have volunteers who are available to shop and deliver supplies, drive members to doctors or provide any other assistance that may be needed. PLEASE CALL US IF WE MAY BE OF HELP!
Our online daily minyan and kabbalat shabbat services have met with success. We are now going to try a new platform (called Zoom), which will also allow us to be interactive and respond and participate in the service. Please note the following:
You may participate either by video AND phone or just by phone.