I know that many of us are going through "minyan withdrawal,"
our ability to physically connect with each other in the ATC building
during the week and on Shabbat.Toward that end, the National Ramah Commission hosted a one-hour event
on Thursday, April 2nd entitled Likrat Shabbat: Songs to Welcome and Set the Shabbat Mood
. This one hour concert by Rabbi Josh Warshawsky is a lighthearted, melodic hour of Camp Ramah songs that have been sung prior to and, in some cases, during Shabbat. You may watch at the National Ramah Facebook page
Scroll down to April 2
The accompanying songbook may be found at https://files.constantcontact.com/53f8e2c6001/52efcc66-5,0ff-40b9-9b04-e9ffa1b2f33d.pdf
Enjoy!, Rabbi J
Alan Jacobson’s de-stress and relaxation video
Religious School/Adult Learning:
Your Jewish education doesn't have to end just because ATC is closed.
There are lots of learning opportunities for Jewish learning, and many of them are free!
Online Jewish opportunities:
Learn Yiddish with Millie Berman
Learn Hebrew while you're in quarantine:
With Daf Yomi, you can study one page of Talmud a day,
complete with English translations and commentary:
American Jewish University has been working on ways for us to stay connected,
even in the era of social distancing. We are welcoming B'Yachad Together: Spirited by American Jewish University, offering NO COST ONLINE LEARNING that captures & delivers the insights of our faculty & friends & convenes our diverse & inclusive community to advance ideas, dialogue & debate.
Madeleine’s book recommendation:
Sin•a•gogue: Sin and Failure in Jewish Thought, by Rabbi David Bashevkin
“Bashevkin ... presents the reader with a series of powerful, dark-of-night meditations on sin and failure in Jewish thought that are wonderfully offset by his eccentric and irrepressible sense of humor. Prayerful yet not preachy, sophisticated yet unburdened by jargon, the book is a highly appealing guide to teshuvah for postmodern readers.”
—Henry Abramson, Jewish Action (Jewish Action)
We know folks are still going to the supermarkets, and doing lots of buying online these days especially with Pesach coming up. You can order scrip (gift cards) from ATC for hundreds of vendors. Make a list of the gas stations, markets, clothing stores, electronics, and takeout restaurants you use, and then contact us! We may already have what you need in stock (if not, we can place an order) and we can deliver to your mailbox or leave at your front door. You leave payment and we leave scrip! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org email call Sheryl at 781-915-4131, Wendy at 781-856-1409, or Helayne at 781-344-7566, to place the order. Please make checks payable to Ahavath Torah Congregation. In the memo line, please write: for scrip.
We kindly remind you to pay your dues promptly to keep ATC financially stable.
Do let us know if you need anything, i.e., medicines delivered, a quick phone call or groceries.
We are your ATC family, and we are here for you.