Join Cantor Reaboi for an open discussion about the hostage situation last weekend at a Reform Synagogue in Colleyville, TX. Let’s seek answers, look to the future, and find solace in each other’s company.
A few weeks ago, it was decided to hold virtual classes until February 10th. However, after careful consideration by the Religious School teachers and myself, it was decided that we will remain virtual until the end of the month. With the COVID rates where they currently are and the short month, it is best for us to spend the last few classes of the month at home. I have faith that, with the downward trend of infections, there is a very good chance we will be back to in-person by next month. The Board of Directors has also decided to continue having Zoom-only Services, aiming to open back up for the Friday Evening Shabbat Service on the 25th (hopefully!).
I know some of you will not agree with our decision. But there are only four more classes left for the month- it will go quickly! Virtual classes seem to be going very well, and our teachers are making learning effective and fun. Please remember that during mid-winter break, there will be NO school on the 20th and 24th.
Due to the surging numbers of Covid cases and the ongoing prevalence of the Omicron variant, the Board of Directors has voted to move all synagogue activities to a virtual format, with the exception of the religious school. These measures will remain in place through January 31, 2022 and will be reviewed at the next Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
The health an safety of our community is paramount in the actions of our board and as much as we all want to worship together as a community in our beautiful sanctuary it is a time for caution. There will be additional information forthcoming in the coming weeks as the situation evolves.
Stay well, Congregation Agudath Achim Board of Directors
Today’s Sisterhood meeting scheduled for 10am has been cancelled. We will meet via Zoom on Sunday, February 6th at 10am to continue our review of the proposed bylaws for Sisterhood. Zoom link and more details will be sent via email.
The first Shabbat of every month is Shabbat Rishona, a family-friendly Shabbat experience.
•Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 9:30 am, Congregation Agudath Achim •Out of an abundance of caution, Shabbat Rishona will be on Zoom! Please join us for a Family Friendly service, followed by a fun game of “Jewpardy”. •As a reminder, this is in place of Religious School on Sunday, January 9th, so there is no school on Sunday.
The Movies and More Club meets monthly to discuss* the meanings of a variety of Jewish-themed movies and television series. We’ll also learn about notable Jewish actors, directors, and screenwriters.
Tuesday, April 26th 6:30-7:30
April Movie: Keep Quiet (In Hungarian, on Netflix)
This documentary focuses on what happened to Csanad Szegedi, a prominent politician in Hungary who was known for helping to start an anti-Semitic nationalist party, after he discovered that part of his family is Jewish. Seeking to learn more about his ancestry, he begins to learn more about Judaism and ends up with an entirely new outlook on life.