Dear WJC Family,
This week in Parshat Va-Era we begin reading about the plagues that God brought upon Egypt, including a couple kinds of diseases like boils and cattle disease. As the number of COVID-19 related deaths soar to Biblical (or at least Medieval) levels, these plagues are hitting a little close to home. Though it is hard to believe that a disease can wreak such devastation in the modern era and in such a prosperous nation, contemporary medicine has at least given us a way to see light in the future with the unprecedentedly rapid discovery of vaccines to protect against the disease.
It is a wonderful miracle that the vaccine is available, but unfortunately, information about the vaccine and registering to receive it can be confusing. I am sharing the following current information in hopes that it helps (shout out to Kol Ami in White Plains for compiling this information first) and if you need help signing up for a COVID Vaccine (it isn’t such a simple process)—let us know. We have people here who want to help you!
I am, as you can imagine, very excited for my son Simeon’s bar mitzvah celebration this Shabbat. You should have received all the information about Shabbat services in a separate email (for a reminder, click here!). I hope you will be able to “join us” for this special moment in the life of our son and our family. We really want to be able to share it with our WJC family (that’s you!) as fully as possible under these circumstances.
See you online,