Staying Connected Virtually

April 2020   Keeping Connected

Last month when I was writing my column, I never expected such a big change in the world in just one month. I hope you are adjusting to the new normal; I hope this will be over in a relatively quick period of time; and I certainly hope we all stay well. Rabbi Perry has been working so diligently to find ways to keep us connected, albeit virtually. In just a short time, we have been able to virtually attend Shabbat services, a Havdalah service, Torah study, and Adult Hebrew classes.  Our kids, including our teens, are able to stay connected to our community with on-line learning, Rabbi Perry is bringing story time to all of us (young and old), and parents of our school-age children will soon be able to “hang out” on Sundays mornings. Board and committee meetings are still happening; we are already planning for FY21 and getting the budget ready for Annual Meeting. I suggest we do not stop conducting temple business and we continue to hold our committee virtual meetings; it is still a way of connecting and is actually a good distraction. I have even had some virtual “coffee” dates with some of my friends. Maybe it is time to make these “happy hours”.

If you are looking for good TV programs, here are some of my current favorites.

  • Shtisel (Netflix)
  • Anne with an E (Netflix)
  • Better Things (FX)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
  • Offspring (Netflix)
  • Srugim (Amazon)

It is important we stay connected in whatever way we can and help each other get through this crisis. Please let me know if you have any ideas or if you need to chat.

Please stay well.