Message from the Rabbi, report 2022


Dear members and guests,

I found it very refreshing to return to normality from the Corona Zoom events.

We had the opportunity to see each other again, without masks, singing and eating together.
The Bnei Mitzvah programs are shaping up well again, we can plan personal events again and not have to constantly worry that new restrictions will force us to change the dates. We have also added some things that we teach the children and that has been very well received so far.

I feel that the long hiatus has caused us to forget how things were before, and that some parts need a little “freshening up”, like the Potlock Kiddushim and Se’udah Shlishit, where we could use more hands to prepare/clean up and more members bringing food from home.

We are making good progress with the Siddur project and I hope to complete it in the next few months so that we can begin the next two projects, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Machzorim.

Another project we plan to work on this year is to record all of our melodies that we use for services in a professional studio so that everyone can learn them and listen to them at home.

It is very nice to see the community growing and adding new members, some full members and some supporting members. We hope to plan a new Giur course very soon.

I am very much looking forward to next year and all the wonderful things we will do together.

Rabbi Akiva