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November 2020 Sisterhood Message

At this time, we usually look over the past year and comment on the lovely memories of the High Holidays and how we look forward to starting afresh in 5781. We would comment on the beautiful and successful Break the Fast dinner, and Sisterhood’s Supper in the Sukkah. We can just taste the chili and the super-stuffed baked potatoes. But, those programs didn’t happen this year because of COVID. Instead, our High Holidays, although beautifully orchestrated, were very different from previous years. There were no hugs, no warm wishes in our beautiful new lobby, and no catching up on everyone and their families. We are very proud of our Rabbis, lay leaders and the High Holiday Task force for having worked out such meaningful High Holiday services, within very strained and difficult parameters. We thank them all for a job so well done; and as the Rabbis always reminded us, thanks also to Bill Kaufman who managed the streaming and the Zooms. Who would have thought they could have pulled it off, but they did.
We no longer are having Sisterhood Kiddushes to celebrate simchas, and we look forward to that happening in the future. But right now we are depending on Sisterhood memberships and tributes to raise funds for the Congregation.. We hope that you will consider joining/rejoining Sisterhood this year. 
Our looking at the future is at the end of this secular year. Our beautiful new building is being used, even during COVID, only with very small numbers of congregants being able to come to Shabbat services. We are thankful for this start of services at our new Maryland Avenue sanctuary. We are thankful for the friendships and learning that have happened in the past, and look forward to the future. Sisterhood looks forward to continuing to help the Congregation and its ECC, USY, and KoREH. We are thankful to the Congregation for supporting Sisterhood and its mission to help the Shul and all of its parts. We are very thankful. 
Looking forward to more,
Susan & Joyce 
Sun, May 22 2022 21 Iyyar 5782