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We are a diverse and inclusive Jewish community of full and part-time residents.
We believe there are many routes to meaningful Jewish experiences and this
philosophy is reflected in our name - Netivot Torah - which means "pathways to Torah."

We've Reopened! Welcome Back!

 
Our Shabbat services are open for all vaccinated and masked attendees. We will also continue to use Zoom to bring services to those who can’t attend in-person, or who have not yet been vaccinated.

In light of the rapid rise and increased contagiousness of the Delta variant, as well as an increasing number of break-through infections of vaccinated people and the fact that, with the Delta variant, even vaccinated people who become infected can easily spread the infection, we feel that proof of vaccination and continued mask-wearing are necessary to keep our community safe. To monitor the number of new infections and hospitalizations in Columbia County, you can check Columbia County COVID data, posted daily at https://www.columbiacountynyhealth.com/home/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-updates.

Please Note: if you’d like to join us in-person we request that, if you’re able, you scan your vaccination card or your New York State Excelsior Pass* and email a copy to Ken Kranz at barken1993@gmail.com. If you don’t get a confirmation that your email was received, email it to thechathamsynagogue@gmail.com. If you’re not able to scan and email your vaccination card or Excelsior Pass, we will have someone at the door checking vaccination proof so you can bring your vaccination card or a paper or digital copy of your Excelsior pass with you. Mask wearing is mandatory.

We hope to see you at our upcoming Shabbat services and events.

*The Excelsior Pass is New York State’s digital proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. Passes can be stored on your smartphone or printed out. You can get your Excelsior Pass at: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/excelsior-pass

 

Recording of our Zoom Mincha/Neilah Service

 
Our Mincha/Neilah Service was intellectually inspiring, spritually nourishing, and just plain beautiful, from Rabbi Rose's opening slide of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov's words, "The whole world is a very narrow bridge, and the main thing is to have no fear at all," to Alicia Jo Rabin's moving midrashic song about Hannah and her soulful violin rendition of Rabbi Shlomo Carelbach's "Return Again."
If you missed it, below is the link to the Zoom recording.
 
Click here to watch the Zoom Mincha/Neilah Service (1 hour, 8 minutes).
 
Hebrew College's SPEAKING TORAH Podcast, Episode 8: "Thank You Dean Thurman, Remembering An American Spiritual Master
 
In this episode of "Speaking Torah", an essay by our own Rabbi Or Rose reflects on the influence of the esteemed theologian, educator, and Civil Rights leader Reverend Howard Thurman, as seen through the lens of the relationship between Reverend Thurman and Rose’s own spiritual teacher, Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.
 
Dr. Shively Smith, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Boston University, reads Rabbi Rose's essay and reflects on Rabbi Or Rose’s gratitude of Howard Thurman and the impact he had on the landscape of what is possible for interreligious harmony and cooperation — as well as how we can all carry on this work in our own religious practices.
 
Click here to listen to the podcast.
Sun, October 17 2021 11 Cheshvan 5782