Rituals provide comfort and structure. They are often the thing we hold onto during challenging times. Observing the Sabbath is one of those rituals we can count on to show up every Friday night and continue into Saturday.
Our residential community continues to anticipate coming together each week to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. August 21th was no different as Hagit, JSDD’s Judaic Coordinator, gathered everyone via Zoom to participate in some traditional melodies and recite the blessings for lighting Shabbat Candles, the Kiddush and Hamotzi (Challah).
The residents were eager to share how much they enjoyed the baking class this week and what a treat it was to have fresh banana bread. Hagit began to discuss the upcoming Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays and shared some videos. One resident expressed his wishes for the holidays this year is that he hopes the Covid-19 virus will go away. Don’t we all?!