Kal Nidre 5781 Appeal
From having been able to celebrate Purim together as a community, to the sudden Government enforced sanctions of staying home, including the closure of all of our Synagogue buildings, this year has been a challenging and difficult time for everyone.
Immediately, we recognised the need to ensure that all members of our Kahal were still able to feel part of a community, and for them to know that we were, and continue to be, there for them. We knew that we needed to find a way to ensure that yehidim did not feel alone. Phone calls have been made to those in the vulnerable categories, deliveries of both food and medical supplies to those who were not able to leave their houses or secure delivery slots, have also been made.
And we have continued to ensure that our community is provided for. We found new ways of bringing the Kahal together, even when we have had to stay at home. Our Rabbis have held daily virtual services and regular shiurim. We have run children’s programmes, shared Sephardi recipes, run discussion groups, specialist advice sessions, film screenings and so much more.
And recently, we have been able to open our doors once again, and welcome members back. And yet we still need to find creative ways of bringing everyone together, as we are still not able to be back at full capacity. Rabbi Dweck, our Senior Rabbi is holding weekly Kabbalat Shabbat services on Zoom, daily services are being held both physically and virtually and more recently, we were able to broadcast a live Tisha B’Ab service and a live Selihot service.
Our community means so much to so many people, and in so many different ways.
We rely heavily on kind donations to ensure that we are able to remain “open”. We know that we will not all be able to be together this year for the Hagim, as social distancing measures are still in place, but for us to ensure the commUNITY is still able to be there for our members.
Please give generously for our annual Hagim appeal. This year, it is more important than ever.
Thank you, once again, for your generous support.
Wishing you and your family Shana Toba.