Our Hearts are with Napa and Sonoma Counties
Like many of you, we are closely watching the wildfires in Sonoma and Napa Counties. Our hearts are with those facing the tragic loss of loved ones and their homes, and we extend our support to our neighbors to the north. We send strength and hopes for safety to the first responders, including members of our local community.
We were deeply saddened to learn that the majority of buildings at Santa Rosa’s URJ Camp Newman have been destroyed. While there is little information at this time, members of the Jewish and Camp Newman communities can
find updates on Facebook.
Most importantly, all Camp Newman staff are safe. Our friends there have also shared that evacuees needing a safe place with power and water can visit the local synagogue,
Congregation Shomrei Torah
Here in the East Bay, the JCC will be limiting outside time today for all of our youth programs, keeping windows and doors closed in light of the poor air quality warning.
As these fires coincide with Sukkot, where we historically build temporary dwellings to see through to the stars, we are here, doors open, to raise you up and to cover you in both times of celebration, and in times of need.