President’s Message #4 re: Coronavirus

Dear Friends:

We’ve sent updates in recent days about the cancellation of services, classes, and events, reacting to the swiftly moving flow of information and warnings about the coronavirus. We want you to know that Temple Israel’s leadership, staff, and rabbi are working to find new ways to connect with you and for congregants to support one another.

Rabbi Ira Korinow will be hosting an informal conversation via Zoom for Hebrew School students and madrichim (parents are welcome to listen in!) tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parents, please watch your email for a message from Elian Tackeff with the Zoom link and password.

If you don’t have a Zoom account, you can download the app for free at

Rabbi Korinow will also host a session for adults on Thursday, March 19, at 8:00 p.m. Click on the Zoom link below to access it. The meeting password is 623843.

Given that using the temple as a physical space for people to gather, worship, learn, and connect with one another is not advisable at this time, the board is reaching out to ask how else can temple staff and resources best serve you? How can leadership and staff facilitate congregants helping one another?

Please click on the link below to complete a short survey asking for your input on these questions. We welcome your thoughts, ideas, and patience as we navigate the challenging weeks ahead.

Amy Hyett

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