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High Holidays Update 5781

07/02/2020 03:46:55 PM


Dear Rodfei Zedek,

Many of you have asked, “When will the building open?” and “What will we do for the High Holy Days?” Here are our plans. 

Opening the building

Earlier this month, I appointed a “Re-Opening Committee” to develop the policies and procedures necessary for us to safely return to our building. The Committee has been meeting weekly, and expects to have draft policies and...Read more...

High Holidays 5781

07/02/2020 03:44:42 PM


Dearest Rodfei Zedek,

We are 96 days from Erev Rosh Hashanah, the first night we should be gathering together to welcome in 5781. And to that, I have good news and some very tough news to give, difficult to even say. The tough news is (which may not be a surprise) that we will not be gathering together for the High Holidays this year, in person. We will not be spending our time schmoozing with those we have not seen in a while,...Read more...

Butterflies and Broken Glass

06/03/2020 02:34:37 PM


Dearest Rodfei Zedek,

About a month ago we got a package in the mail that read “Live Animals”. The live animals were caterpillars. My girls watched each step in the biological process of caterpillars turning into butterflies: from being small creatures in a little jar to metamorphosing into chrysalises and then, eventually, into beautiful butterflies that they set free on the first day of Shavuot. 

Throughout...

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Pesach Message From Rabbi Minkus

03/26/2020 12:08:55 PM


I am sure I am not alone in wondering what Pesach/Passover will be like this year. How do we feel the gift of freedom when we are confined to our homes? How do we relish this most wonderful gift when we are away from the people that give expression to that freedom? Beyond those most sincere fears, many are worried about their homes being “Passed Over” in the truest sense.

Yet we all can have one year of change, one year of...Read more...

Coronavirus Updates

03/15/2020 03:53:54 PM


March 15 2020 message from Rabbi Minkus

I hope each of you is doing as well as one can expect right now. These are unprecedented and unsettling times without clear answers to the challenges the Coronavirus has posed to our emotional and physical needs. One thing that has been fully brought into focus has been how much we need each other in all of the obvious ways but also the subtle ways as well. I want to write so that you can...Read more...

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