“Gam zu l’tovah”

…and this, too, is for the good….


What a wonderful phrase. And so appropriate for our time. As we face increased restrictions in our shul and frightening infection rates in the wider world we inhabit, we embrace the protocols that keep us safe, and we carve out a path to innovation and success. Covid-19 gave us an opportunity to see who we are and what we could accomplish. And Wow! We did a great job.

Our programming initiatives have increased dramatically, and attendance is up at events and services, which we hope will lead to a Saturday minyan on Zoom. Gam zu l’tovah. Fundraising, too, has been a smashing success, particularly our High Holiday Matching Gift Campaign, which has already surpassed by four times the revenue of the previous year. And it’s not over yet. 

You still have time to make a High Holiday Matching Gift donation that will be matched dollar for dollar. 

Coming up, we will light up our sanctuary on Hanukkah. Let’s celebrate the festival of lights together on Zoom on Thursday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m., when Rabbi Gadi will light the first candle in a joyous ceremony from our own sanctuary. At the Friday evening Shabbat service at 7:30, we will light the second candle. And on December 14 at 5:30 p.m., be sure to attend our New Member Happy Hour, which will begin with the lighting of the fifth Hanukkah candle, followed by a meet and greet to introduce ourselves to new members and old friends. 

We are unleashing the power of Tifereth Israel to transform, to reinvent…

gam zu l’tovah.

—Judith Weiner