I want to wish all of our members and friends a very Happy Passover!
We at Temple Beth Shalom are dedicated to promoting Judaism and nurturing our community. Most of all, that focuses on looking ahead to the future with faith and optimism.
The Hagaddah begins with the origins of Monotheism in the time of Abraham and Sarah and concludes with the eternal Jewish call for a future of peace and fulfillment. We recount the trials and tribulations of our ancestors and tell the story of all of Humanity. We count the 10 Plagues and unfortunately must add an eleventh one this year.
At this time of the Exodus and change, we are becoming a (temporarily) virtual Temple -- first with the help of YouTube and now through Zoom. We hosted our communal Seder on the first night of Passover at 5 PM Arizona Time. Next Year in person!
We have our Kabbalah group on Thursdays and our Live Virtual Zoom Kabbalat Shabbat service on Fridays at the regular hour of 7 PM. We will be expanding our offerings on Zoom over the next few weeks and we want you to join in. Let us know what you would like to see and how we can help you.
Each one of us has a purpose here on earth and we have an obligation to work to make the world a better place for all. At this unprecedented moment, we need to remember our unique religious role in history and double down on our efforts to bring redemption closer.
We may be isolated in our quarantine but we are not alone! Turn on your Zoom and connect with us. Holiness is a state of mind, whether in person or via the Internet. We are united in faith and destiny.
Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan
Temple Beth Shalom of the West Valley