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Coronavirus Update for Families: March 15

Early last week we shared the news that one of our families might have been exposed to the coronavirus. Today, that family reported to BJ that they all tested negative for COVID-19; the family is doing well. We are so grateful for their ongoing communication with our leadership during this challenging time. And while this is terrific news for the family and our community, we also suggest all families stay current with the latest recommendations from the CDC regarding social distancing and slowing the curve. Please use that information and your best judgement as you plan your daily routines.

Let us all use this time to slow down, seek deep connective moments with the members of our families, and remember family is what’s truly important in life. I know this might be challenging for many of us—I myself will be juggling the needs and desires of one tween, one teen, two working adults, a dog, and a toddler! But let’s all agree to make this time of meaning, substance, and hope. Remember that Judaism, even when virtual, can serve as the perfect tool to stay connected. We are here for you and look forward to experimenting with new ways of learning and connection.

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov taught:

“Get into the habit of singing a tune. It will give you new life and fill you with joy. Get into the habit of dancing. It will displace depression and dispel hardship.”

Click here to sing and dance with me and Shira!

May we continue to give hope to our children. May we find the strength to sing and to dance with our families, and bring the world a little joy.

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Mike Witman

Written By Mike Witman

Michael Witman currently serves as the Director of Family Life and Learning at B'nai Jeshurun in New York City. He previously served as the Director of Education at Temple Beth-El of Great Neck. Mi...

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