Our Newsletter: The Harbinger
Our newsletter, The Harbinger, is published monthly and is an important source of information about Temple activities and the people who make things happen. Submissions to be considered for inclusion should be e-mailed to the editor. Deadline for consideration is the 14th day of the month prior to publication (i.e. Jun 14th for the Jul issue).
Sholom University Summer Classes: Register by Jun 19
There are two classes, taught by Rabbi Medwin, being offered this summer. The classes are conducted online using Zoom (see below for Zoom info). See the June Harbinger newsletter pages 4-5 for complete information and the registration form.
Classes are being held on Tuesdays from Jun 23-Aug 18.
Please Sponsor a Virtual Oneg Shabbat
As everywhere else, funds will be tight this year for our temple because of the Pandemic. You can do a mitzvah and be a Virtual Oneg Shabbat Sponsor. Pick a Shabbat you would like to “Virtually Sponsor.” Click here for full details on how to be a sponsor.
Shabbat Services/Classes/Meetings Via Zoom
Following the guidelines of the CDC and the practices of most congregations around the country, and knowing that most members of our congregation are high risk, we have decided to not have any gatherings at the temple building until further notice. For now, all services/classes are being live-streamed via Zoom. Even if you are not a service regular, you might find participating in services could bring you comfort and calm during these very tumultuous and uncertain times. Join at 7pm for social time, services start at 7:30pm.
If you would like to participate in any of our zoom meetings, and you are not on our temple e-mail list, please click to e-mail Rabbi Medwin for information about joining our classes and services.
You can access a class/service from a smart phone, tablet that connects to the internet, or laptop or desktop computer. You can also phone in, and even though you won’t be able to see the video, you will be able to hear the audio.
Rabbi Medwin's Office Schedule and Contact Information
The temple office is closed however telephone and email messages are being monitored. Rabbi Medwin’s office hours are currently on hold. Until further notice please contact the Rabbi via email or telephone. See contact information by clicking here.
High Holiday Sermons 5780 / 2019
Guide to Jewish Customs Regarding Death and Mourning
A comprehensive guide written by Rabbi Medwin to help our members and their loved ones understand Jewish practices with respect to death, funerals and mourning. Click here for the pdf.
New Book Published by Rabbi Medwin
The book is called, “Alzheimer’s Families: Emotional and Spiritual Tools for Coping.” It is available at Amazon.com as a paper back and Kindle. This book was written to educate family members, their friends, clergy, mental health counselors and psychotherapists, and others that deal with Alzheimer’s family members or Alzheimer’s patients. It offers emotional and spiritual tools to help families cope.
Please help keep Rabbi Medwin Healthy
Attending Shabbat services is a time of greeting friends with handshakes and hugs. Rabbi Medwin is very susceptible to cold germs. If you have a cold please use the hand sanitizer provided and refrain from hugs or handshakes. A wave from a distance with a “I have a cold” will explain to her that you care.