Dear Kesher Israel Members,
“No man is an island…” wrote John Donne in the 17th century. He meant no person is an island, and he was right.
Covid-19 had much of the world trying to live on an island with their family, their spouse, friends, and sometimes all alone. There was more stress and more fatigue. Trying to live on an island apart from the world did not work very well, and we all suffered to some degree, — physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Life changes and we are changed by it. Kesher Israel has always been here for us, and we must not take it for granted. We experience the joys and sadnesses of life together. During Covid-19, Kesher Israel provided people who needed masks, gloves, toilet paper, and disinfectant wipes. We do not go through life alone; we need each other.
Rosh Hashanah services will be conducted Live in our beautiful Kesher Israel sanctuary and also Live Streamed on Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17, 2023. Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur services will be held Sunday evening, September 24, and Monday, September 25, 2023. Live stream High Holiday Services will be available on a private network to members only.
Rabbi Mitchell Romirowsky, Chazzan Steve Friedell, and Gabbai Uri Shoham will be working together to provide everyone with meaningful High Holiday Services. Our volunteer Kesher Israel members will assist them.
It is time to heal. It is time to be part of something enriching for your heart and soul. Join us at Kesher Israel to start the New Year right, to give us hope for the future and renew us for the coming year. We need each other, and we always will.
Please fill out and return the enclosed membership form for the Jewish New Year 5784. We are also enclosing information for our Yizkor Booklet, which will be distributed to congregants at the Yizkor Service on Yom Kippur and throughout the year at Yizkor Services on Shemini Atzeret, Pesach, and Shavuot. Please return the forms with your payment by August 25th.
Judaism speaks to us wherever we are in Life. All we need is an open heart and mind to ensure the start of a blessed New Year. May the New Year, 5784, be one of good health, prosperity, and kindness to one another. click here to download form
Historic Congregation Kesher Israel Board of Directors
Now more than ever it will be our generation that will keep Historic Kesher Israel thriving for generations to follow.”