Shelter-in-Place Journal, Day 131

Shir Hadash has been live-streaming its services on Zoom; we also record them and make them available on the Temple’s website at https://shirhadash.org/live. Diane and I usually attend the live service on Saturday morning unless it’s a Bar Mitzvah. Today was actually a B’nai Mitzvah with two kids from different families officially becoming adults, but it was my week to tend to the recording today, so we attended anyway.

It was a lot more interesting than I expected it to be – both of the teenagers were articulate and had written thoughtful speeches, and the logistics weren’t nearly as bad as I feared they’d be. Not knowing the families meant that the parents’ speeches when they were presenting the tallitot to the kids were less than compelling, but I am sure that was the case for anyone who didn’t know us when Jeff had his Bar Mitzvah, too!

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