Dear Rabbi Anna, Members and Friends
Last month we had our first ‘in person’ service for more than a year, in the grassed area behind the OMH. It was attended by more than a dozen. The rain stayed away and the wifi for the Zoom component of the service worked, most of the time.
Rabbi Anna is getting married over the weekend of our July service and is therefore on leave. A big mazeltov to her and Tamara from NLJC. We are very fortunate that Rabbi Roddy has kindly agreed to take Friday evening and Shabbat morning services via Zoom.
In August the plan is for Rabbi Anna to lead another service in Norwich. We are looking into how we can arrange this inside the OMH. Government and LJ guidance will be followed and we may decide to take even stronger precautions to maintain everyone’s safety.
The High Holydays are early this year, with erev Rosh Ha’Shanah being on the evening of Monday 6 September. Rabbi Anna will be with her other community, BKY, but she will be taking our Yom Kippur services. Possibilities for our RH services are to join the BKY service by Zoom, to have a locum minister or a home-grown service.
By now you should all be aware that Rabbi Anna will be leaving us at the end of the year. Preliminary steps are under way to find a successor.
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And now for something completely different. I had arranged a treat for you on Thursday
10th June – a 31% partial eclipse of the sun. Unfortunately, I missed the newsletter deadline. To make up for this I shall be arranging a total eclipse of the Moon in May 2022 and a small partial solar eclipse in October 2022.