We invited congregants back to the building for a Shabbarbeque on Aug. 6. It was a wonderful turnout followed by an uplifting Shabbat Service. Special thanks to the volunteers who made the evening so special.
Our Book Club continues to be active virtually and has been enjoying lively conversation and discussion. During the most recent meeting last month, the group discussed “The Orphan’s Tale” by Pam Jenoff, the harrowing story of sacrifice and survival of two extraordinary women in a traveling circus in World War II Europe.
The book for the next meeting is “Women in the Castle” by Jessica Shattuck.
We have been busy at Or Atid as we prepare for the upcoming High Holy Day season. As Or Atid continues our path of re-opening, we are balancing the values of community and safety. To accomplish this, we are offering a multi access experience for the High Holy Days, with limited in person attendance for all services and live streaming for everyone to enjoy.
At the time of writing this article in mid-August, we plan on limiting attendance on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur morning to 200 attendees. The in-person experiences require registration and are for Or Atid members only. We welcome all from the greater community to participate virtually from home and watch services as we stream them to our YouTube page, “Or Atid Events.”
Rosh Hashanah Extravaganza
We are also excited about our Rosh Hashanah Extravaganza, which will be held in Or Atid’s parking lot on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. We are planning a children’s experience along with Tashlikh, the sounding of the Shofar, and other fun activities.
Please visit our website for the most up to date information regarding High Holy Day events, www.oratid.org.
For any additional information, please contact the office at (804) 740-4747 or visit www.oratid.org. L’Shanah Tovah!