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A Holiday Message from President, Gary Ginsburg

Fellow Congregants,

Despite the gray skies, the chill in the air, and the resurgent pandemic that has caused so many of us to spend this holiday in isolation rather than surrounded by family and friends, I want to tell you that there is still so much I am thankful for.

I am thankful for everyone who has been listening to the medical experts and authorities and sharing the burden to keep themselves and their families, and our collective Temple Israel community, safe.

I am thankful for the incredible efforts undertaken by our Clergy and Main Office teams to improve the quality of services and programs provided to our Shul members and the larger community during these unprecedented times.

And I am very thankful for the generous Synagogue supporters who have taken advantage of the new ‘Sponsor A Stream’ opportunity. These members have helped Temple Israel continue to provide daily Shacharit (Morning) and Minchah/Ma’ariv (Evening) services, as well as Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday evening) and Shabbat morning services.

The Sponsor A Stream opportunity is an easy-to-secure way to remember loved ones’ yahrzeits, celebrate birthdays and other happy events, and to simply mark a simcha or share something with your Temple Israel family.

As this pandemic has lingered, and is actually accelerating, it is so important for us to find new and unique ways to connect as a community, despite the isolation and quarantining. I encourage you to reach out to the families who have already Sponsored a Stream to thank them for their generosity and join with them in remembering their loved, celebrating their special day or simcha, and/or recognizing what these fellow members wanted to share with the Shul membership. If you would like to learn more about the Sponsor A Stream opportunity and take advantage of this effort, please visit: https://www.tialbany.org/sponsorstream or contact the Main Office.

Thank you, and I hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

- Gary Ginsburg

 

 

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Tue, December 1 2020 15 Kislev 5781