Hello, Friends and Co-Congregants,
I don’t have words to encompass the import and challenge facing all of us--in our congregation, King County and the world beyond--in this moment in time. We used the word “extraordinary” back when the pandemic first started, and things just keep getting
more and more extraordinary
I do know that I can turn to all of you and the wisdom of our People for comfort, solace and courage.
Today I am thinking of the passage in Pirkei Avot that says,
“You are not obligated to finish the task, but neither can you desist from it.”
We are as close as we have ever been in my lifetime to completing a task of Tikkun Olam, of actually healing something broken and jagged in this world.
I am so glad that KHN has turned out to demand justice for George Floyd and fundamental change to structures of racism that lock us in cycles of harm. I know people are excited and confused and weary and committed to this work, thank you!
It can seem odd to take a break from mourning and marching to talk about the fiduciary details at KHN, but I believe that tending to these details are mitzvahs that contribute to a resilient congregation. Please read the information below and join us for the Annual Meeting and beyond…
Yours in the journey,
Shammes Committee President