A Message from the Board, September 10, 2020

A Message from the Board

Dear Congregation:

l’Shana Tovah to everyone. We have all had quite a year so far.  Who would have thought a year ago we would be in the middle of a global pandemic? But here we are, a year later, on the eve of celebrating another New Year together. This year though, we are having virtual services through Zoom.

Rabbi Shoshana Leis, Cantorial Soloist Ruth Ossher and Hebrew School Principal Jill Liflander have spent the summer working hard on an inclusive and meaningful High Holiday Service. Our celebrations will start with Shabbat Service and Selichot with Lunch and Learn on Saturday Sept. 12 10:00 AM.

We also have a revamped website. Peri Tarr and Harold Ossher volunteered to update our website. You can see their hard work at www.hebrewcongregationofsomers. Always check our website for upcoming events and check your email for HCS Happenings for your weekly reminders. You will see we have a lot going on in our new virtual world.

By now you have all received our High Holiday packet by mail. This packet has the current High Holiday schedule, a message from our Rabbi, information on how to register for your Zoom services (guests are welcome, but they must preregister) and a pledge card. If you can, please send in a donation using the preaddressed, stamped envelope. Even though we are not holding services in the building our expenses still go on. Any contribution is gratefully welcomed to keep our community going.

We also want to thank Ellen Most and her volunteers for coordinating the prayer book delivery for our High Holiday Services.

We know we all lead very busy lives but if you spare even a few minutes please consider lending us a hand. So many of our activities are run by volunteers. Many of the ideas for our activities have come from the individuals of our community. If you have any ideas or would like to volunteer, please contact the Board. We know that once you volunteer you will feel as we do, that your contributions will be appreciated by everyone.

We would also like to thank all our outgoing board members who give so much of their time to our synagogue and our new incoming board members who will also volunteer their time. 

Once again l’Shana Tovah and see you at our HCS Zoom services.

HCS Board of Directors