With the recent spike of Covid-19 infections and all the current insecurity and no end in sight, I am feeling a little overwhelmed at times and I know that I am not alone in being challenged by the current situation. And that is the point. We are not alone. Even though we long to gather together, we know that we cannot safely meet in person. Online is a poor substitute, but at least it is a substitute that is available to us.
The High Holy days have passed, but Temple Beth Hillel is still here and active. We still light candles every Friday night, study Torah every Saturday morning, pray together two Friday nights each month, hold online Religious School and continue our social action programs. We are still here for each other at a time of unprecedented need for support. I find great comfort in our community and I hope you do too.
Personally, I find the challenges of synagogue leadership significant, but I am thankful for the opportunity to contribute – especially now. Perhaps you might consider joining our leadership team. There are many levels of commitment to consider and all of them are very rewarding. Contact me (Mcohen@tbhrichmond.org) if you are interested and we can talk about opportunities to contribute.
We are Temple Beth Hillel.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
If I am not for others, what am I?
And if not now, when? -Rabbi Hillel