Dear Temple Sholom Family,
In this time of our Passover preparations amidst the plague of Covid-19, this is the year to say, “
”— “This would be enough.” Or, as many of us are feeling, “Enough, already!” This year, we may not have the ability to properly stock our kitchens, host or attend our traditional seders, or find the same zeal to plan for Passover. That is how this Passover is different from Passovers of years past. Because we cannot change the present circumstances, let us strip down this festival to its essence and find meaningful ways to declare, “
If we can discover creative substitutions for
recipes with what we have in our pantry this year…
If we can find one joke, pun or show-tune spoof that makes us laugh this Passover…
If we can learn to Zoom, FaceTime, or get on Facebook to enjoy Passover this year…
If we can join with friends or family across the country and around the world with whom we don’t usually get to celebrate…
If we can reach out to one person who may be feeling lonely this year and wish them a Happy Passover…
If we can hold on to the values from our Passover story—hope, commitment to our heritage, the ability to ask good questions, faith in miracles, freedom from narrow-mindedness—and find a way to mark this time with those values in mind…
May you find many more reasons to say,
Below, we encourage you to check out the
of the Week
to find ways that YOU can help. Also included are resources that may help you enrich your
Wishing you and yours a
Chag Pesach Sameac
h—a Very Happy Passover!
OF THE WEEK
This week we are introducing
OF THE WEEK
In a time that we often feel helpless to address the many challenges in our world, here are TWO ways that YOU can help!
SEWING SCRUB CAPS FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
All of us have heard about the need for face masks, gloves, and ventilators. However, fewer of us have heard about the need for machine-washable scrub caps. This is a huge need and will be a huge
that YOU can do! Here are the easy steps you can follow to perform this
- Find your fabric
- You may already have some or you can purchase from JoAnn’s Fabric
- Get out your sewing machine.
- Check out this YouTube Video that shows you how to sew a simple Scrub Cap.
- The pattern is included in the comments of the video.
- The Scrub Caps can only be dropped off at the temple on Monday, April 13, 2020 between 2-4pm.
- We are following a DRIVE UP & DROP OFF PROTOCOL.
- To minimize any possibility of contact, a bin will be set-up on the Stratford side of the temple. We ask that you pull up and simply have someone in the passenger side of your car (if possible) drop the cap in the bin. If you are alone, again, please just deposit the cap to avoid any potential interaction. Thank you for understanding the need for the DRIVE UP & DROP OFF PROTOCOL.
**OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE 100 SCRUB CAPS. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN SURPASS THAT GOAL!**
MAKING FACE MASKS OUT OF
Our partner organizations on the front lines of poverty need face masks. Here’s how YOU can help:
- Gather kippot—especially those made of more durable materials.
- Gather strong rubber-bands large enough to stretch easily around adult ears.
- Find a stapler.
- Watch this YouTube Video.
- Assemble the face masks wearing a facial barrier and gloves (or clean your hands thoroughly before and during assembling).
- As with the Scrub Caps, the kippot can only be dropped off at the temple on Monday, April 13, 2020 between 2-4pm,and following the same DRIVE UP & DROP OFF PROTOCOL.
RESOURCES FOR A WONDERFUL PASSOVER!
FUN AND EASY COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS FOR PASSOVER
E-HAGGADOT AND SPECIAL HEALING PRAYER
TIPS FOR HOSTING A VIRTUAL SEDER
JOIN TEMPLE SHOLOM FOR OUR FESTIVAL SERVICE AND VIRTUAL SECOND
FIND A SEDER