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Wondering: What are your memories from 2021? What do you look forward to in 2022?

The year 2020 was marked by the beginning of the pandemic, and shut downs. I remember a joke from the beginning of 2021 talking about what to look forward to - actually, I don't remember it exactly, but it was something like: 2020 was terrible, then 2021 (twenty-twenty won), and 2022 (twenty-twenty too). Here we are at the end of 2021, getting to look back at what won for us. What do we remember from 2021? What do we look forward to in 2022?

In pandemic news we got vaccines and better treatments. Although there were more deaths and people with long term problems from the COVID virus, we found better ways to be safe from it - and be in person again.

The pandemic wasn't the only thing that happened this past year. At B'nai Zion we had some people who joined our congregation, and some who moved away. We had a few deaths, but we also had births, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation celebrations. We had weddings, and holidays. We got to be creative about worshiping online - but also in-person again. 

I started 2021 by breaking my wrist, and ended it by breaking my nose. Obviously one of my personal resolutions is to stop breaking bones. I also am starting the year by teaching more classes - for adults and children. 

This week I am wondering: What special events were especially memorable that occurred at B'nai Zion* and/or in your life in 2021? What are your special memories from this past year - and what do you hope to do this coming year? 

*When I say "at" B'nai Zion, it does not have to be at the building. It also does not have to be something that we scheduled for B'nai Zion. For example, it may be that you stayed in touch with other congregants, or celebrated with your family in ways that were inspired by BZ, or used our resources. 

I have truly enjoyed getting to hear from people about these "Wonderings." You are always welcome to respond to any of the questions I have asked, no matter how long ago the question was originally posed. You can also choose to keep your replies totally private, and not be posted on the Responses page. I always try to remove personal / identifying details when I do post the replies. 

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I wish you a wonderful and healthy 2022 - and look forward to all the ways that 2022 can be a "win" for us.


Wed, June 29 2022 30 Sivan 5782