From Rabbi Harry: Services Moving Online

Dear Ones,

With a heavy heart that is also holding hope and light, I need to tell you that we will move to online services for the next few weeks.  For the safety of all of us, not only those who attend services but also those who depend upon our Outreach and pastoral care, we need to do our part to keep our whole community safe. Our hope is that, once the intensity of this Omicron wave passes, we will be able to return with strength to in-person prayer. 

Our Zoom-only services provide a way for us to connect to one another in a prayerful context.  Let’s not let the pandemic eclipse the need for us to lift one another up in times of sorrow and turmoil nor to celebrate joyful life passages and achievement.  As we enter another episode of intentional semi-isolation, the online platforms offer us an opportunity to reach out and check-in with one another.  Prayer is understood as “avodat halev,” the service of the heart.  Please have a heart and help do your part in supporting both our Shabbat morning service and our weekly minyan on Thursdays, which are both now online on Zoom.  I know that seeing folks–even in a tiny box on a computer screen–lightens my heart.

B’virkat shalom,

Rabbi Harry


Below are recurring links to our Shabbat and Thursday morning Service, as well as the link to this Sunday’s Tu B’Shevat Seder.

Shabbat Service 10:00 AM

Thursday Morning Service 7:00 AM

Tu B’Shevat Seder and Discussion Sunday 16 January 1:00 PM

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