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Updated High Holiday Information

08/18/2020 11:26:17 PM


Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky

August 18, 2020
28 Av 5780

Dear Beth Sholom community,
As we continue to plan for the upcoming High Holy Days, I want to provide you with a quick update. Please note that the following plans are subject to change, based on the latest medical advice and government guidelines.
1. We will be live-streaming evening and daytime clergy-led services on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, in...Read more...

Planning for High Holy Days at Beth Sholom

07/24/2020 01:14:14 PM


Congregation Beth Sholom

July 24, 2020
3 Av 5780
We hope this email finds you and your families well and that you are enjoying this unusual summer. 
This note is a follow up to previous communications regarding the upcoming High Holidays and is a call for volunteers. This email comes with the usual caveat that all of our current plans should be considered somewhat tentative and are wholly dependent...Read more...

Planning for High Holy Days at Beth Sholom

07/09/2020 08:45:24 AM


Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky

July 9, 2020
17 Tammuz 5780

We hope that you and your families are healthy and well. If there is anything that your Congregation Beth Sholom community can do to help you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the office (201-833-2620).
The High Holiday season begins this year on September 18, 2020 – 10 weeks from now. In a normal year, you would already have received a packet of...Read more...

Combating Systemic Racism

06/25/2020 04:05:47 PM


The Tzedek Tirdof and Adult Education Committees

Dear Beth Sholom community, 
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, z’l, members of our congregation have participated in a number of conversations about how we can best show our solidarity with and support for the black community at this time of pain, loss, and protest. With the full support of Rabbi Pitkowsky and synagogue president, Devorah Silverman, the Tzedek Tirdof committee and the Adult Education Committee...Read more...

CBS celebrates Pride Month - toward a more inclusive community

06/08/2020 04:03:26 PM


President Devorah Silverman & Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky

June 8, 2020
16 Sivan 5780

Dear Friends,

At Congregation Beth Sholom, we strive to live out our Jewish values in our daily lives, and to create a kehilla kedosha, a sacred community, that values diversity and where all feel welcome. During the month of June, recognized all over the world as LGBTQ Pride Month, we want to recognize those who identify as LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and...Read more...

Plans for Reopening CBS

06/04/2020 09:51:15 PM


President Devorah Silverman & Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky

June 4, 2020
12 Sivan 5780

We hope you and your families are healthy and well.

Now that regulations in NJ allow for small gatherings (up to 25) outdoors, you may know that several local synagogues are beginning to organize outdoor minyanim for 25 or fewer people, stipulating that people must stick with the minyan that they join (to assist with contact tracing, if needed), all participants must...Read more...

Parent Resources about George Floyd and the Civil Unrest

06/02/2020 12:30:47 PM


Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky & Whitney Blom

June 2, 2020
10 Sivan 5780

Dear Beth Sholom Families,

We hope this email finds you well and healthy amidst this challenging time in our country.  We know that for many of us, this is not only a difficult time because of COVID, but it seems that the social/cultural fabric of our country is deteriorating more every day.  The senseless death of George Floyd has put our country...Read more...

A message about civil unrest from CBS leadership

06/01/2020 10:53:11 AM


President Devorah Silverman & Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky

9 Sivan 5780
June 1, 2020
Dear Beth Sholom members,

As we ended two days of socially distanced celebrations of Shavuot on Saturday night, we were shocked to see images of protests around the country. We mourn the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of four police officers. We understand that the anger and frustration that caused many to rise up in protest in over 75 cities by Sunday night stems not...Read more...

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