Sofer Neil Yerman has completed his work
Sofer Neil Yerman (above) recently was in Charleston making repairs to some of our Torah scrolls. We weren’t able to invite anyone to be part of his work this time because of public health concerns, but it was wonderful having him here with us to lovingly maintain our Sefrei Torah. They are now ready for Yamim Nora’im, the High Holy Days, when they will be placed in our soon-to-be refurbished and cleaned Arks in the Sanctuary and Chapel. That work is still ongoing, and we will have news to share later this summer. We thank Sofer Yerman for his beautiful work and look forward to having him here again in the coming years.
You can lend a hand with Social Action
There are several SOCIAL ACTION oriented events that are planned and ongoing this summer. Please be in touch with Cookie Glasser or Rachel Dash, the co-chairs of the Social Action Committee. I believe that Fran Thalheimer also has information on some URJ programs that are in progress or planned. There are many calls for our help and support – please consider what you would like to work towards and lend a hand as best you can.
– Rabbi Joe Blair
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Please think generously and donate as you are able
Needs continue at elevated levels. Please be generous. There are so many who are struggling, and needs continue to run unusually high in light of the Corona Virus Pandemic impact.
In addition, there are many suffering from natural disasters, including volcanoes, flooding, typhoons, and fires – far too many endangered by violence caused by civil unrest and war in many locales, and uncountable numbers who are being hit by supply chain failures for food and medicines in many areas – not only locally, but globally. The result is that needs are greater now than anticipated, and the urgency is even greater than it might have been in better circumstances.
Please think generously and donate as you are able. Federated Jewish Charities, AJWS, HIAS, Mazon and so many other organizations are faced with requests from an overwhelming number of those in dire need, and our local charitable groups are experiencing needs not seen before. Please remember the many Tzedakah opportunities locally: Manna Meal, Covenant House, YWCA’s Sojourner’s Shelter, RCCR and all the other worthy causes in our community, and those beyond.
Make your donations directly to the worthy organization(s) of your choice, and be as generous as you are able.