DEAR PARENTS -
Wow! This has been a crazy 6 months.
We've made to so many changes and accommodations to get through it.
have had an extra challenging task in adjustment. Their school and extra activities as well as their in-person social life have been curtailed since early March and it looks like that will continue through the fall and possibly longer.
The teens who were missing those parts of their lives were eager for additional contact and connection.
When schools closed down we immediately shifted to Zoom and added weekly meetings to our existing schedule. Attendance was great and the kids reported enjoying the meetings and expressed relief at how easy it was to attend and engage via Zoom.
Students who had been too busy to attend or had moved away had a welcomed opportunity to rejoin and attend as they could.
In the midst of all of the challenges, struggles and complications, we have made it work.
It looks like remote education will continue for a significant length of time which will curtail and or limit many of the kid's social and recreational activities.
This is for the safety of all of us.
Now more than ever, the
kids can benefit
from the ease of attending, sadly without physical presence but in the comfort of their own homes, minus the schlep and the risk of possible exposure to coronavirus.
Students who have never had time to attend, or the ability to get to the classes, can attend now.
In order to
for these students as well as future generations, we need each and every family to register and pay the fees that support this program. Grants and financial support are stretched thin.
Your support is more critical now and needed more than ever!
Please follow this
LINK TO REGISTER
at your earliest convenience.
Don't forget that you have friends and relatives in areas around the country who could benefit from Chaverim.
With the virtual format in place, now and in the future, we can offer more opportunity for participation, even after we return to meeting in person.
Jewish Community Centers, synagogues, camps and other Jewish programs are struggling to survive and stay afloat.
We have been fortunate that our Jewish Community Center has remained open, offering programs and keeping the virtual door open for all.