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Brith Achim happenings


The new calendar year is in full swing and events have been “Zoom-ing” along at Congregation Brith Achim.

February continues our on-line activities with simple meetings, talks and coffee klatsches as we anticipate the more celebratory Spring holidays of Purim and Passover.

Synagogue activities include Zoom-based Shabbat services and our Thursday night Torah studies. Rabbi Dennis Beck-Berman has shifted from presenting mystical interpretations of each weekly portion to offering more traditional interpretations of the weekly parsha and haftorah.

January continued our talk series with Phil Sussman’s talk on “Scams and How to Protect Yourself.”  Phil presented alerts and advice based upon his frequent involvement with federal, state and local agencies.  His advice was timely and relevant as our nation battles unprecedented problems and so much unrest.

Nearly all Synagogue business has moved on-line. The Board has been meeting regularly to discuss major projects on-line.  Committees have been working on internal business and extensive, new outreach via Zoom.  With Richmond Jewish Foundation’s help, the Synagogue received a major improvement to its computer network that should dramatically help us serve the South-Central Virginia region.

February continues these programs and meetings with a new addition: on-line coffee klatsches.

Our activities during the pandemic have (until now) been very focused; this venue is intended as simply an outlet where members can get together to share personal experiences, family updates, and general encouragement.  It’s a virtual fellowship, a way of keeping us socially distant, but spiritually close.

For information on these activities, call the office at (804) 732-3968.

Be safe and be blessed.


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