March 20, 2019 / 24 Adar  

Dear Synagogue of the Summit Community, 

I am writing to you as the week begins to end and Shabbat begins. What a week this has been! 

I know that so many of us are facing the challenges of new routines. Some are facing the profound challenges of living alone and being isolated while others are challenged with living with children who are now home all day while others are facing the challenge of being 24/7 with a spouse. Some are deeply afraid of becoming sick and some are worried about their loved ones becoming sick. 

We are in this together. We are not a crowd. We are a covenantal people, a covenantal community, a synagogue. Some live full-time in Summit County and some live part-time in Summit County. We are in this together. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks wrote a brilliant sermon about this week’s parsha, which I urge you to read: SERMON LINK

During this next week, we are beginning the process of dividing up the entire congregational membership list to be called by other congregants or me. We are still working on the system, so there will be some hiccups. Please be patient! If you are a member wanting a call but have not been called yet, please email me at rabbi@synagogueofthesummit.org. We will figure it out. If you are willing to make calls, please email me at rabbi@synagogueofthesummit.org. Thank you to those who have already offered to do so. Additional volunteers are welcome. 

  • Our weekly Tuesday meditation is meeting via Zoom from 5:15-6:15 pm. Please let Rebecca Warshawsky know if you are interested in joining: meditation@synagogueofthesummit.org
  • This week, we will begin offering a weekly Torah Study on Thursday afternoons viz Zoom from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Please let Rabbi Ruthie know if you are interested in joining: rabbi@synagogueofthesummit.org
  • Our twice weekly Adult Hebrew class continues to meet via Zoom. Please let Ron Goldstein know if you are interested in joining: adulthebrew@synagogueofthesummit.org

(Please see Zoom instructions below.)  

Shabbat Shalom, 
Rabbi Ruthie and Jackie Balyeat

Participants need to email the respective persons who is organizing the meeting/event so the organizer can then send participants an email/text invitation with login credentials. The meeting/events are free to the participants. 

Participants log in at the appropriate time on their computer or cell phone with the link they received. Know if you are using your computer, you need to have a microphone and preferably a camera integrated or attached to it so the other meeting/event participants can hear or see you.

Please contact the organizer with any issues you might be having.