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Message from our President, Kathy Plante

March 2021

Purim and Passover make me think of Spring.  After a week plus of snow and ice it's hard to think Spring, but with one holiday just concluded and the other coming this month, the reality is Spring is here, or almost – at least it officially begins this month. With Spring, Covid-19 vaccinations and lowering Covid numbers, it is my hope we are returning somewhat to being able to be in person again - a sense of 'normalcy.'

The B’nai Zion Board approved a guideline that we could return to in person services once the local rate of infection went under 5% and sustained that number for a couple of weeks. There was also a committee, chaired by Sam Silverblatt that provided guidelines regarding what we will do to try to ensure everyone’s safety once we are meeting in person. Both Rabbi and I are monitoring those numbers which are provided by the State of Louisiana every day (except Saturday – Shabbat!) and on Wednesdays there is an evaluation of the severity of our area each week. Every attempt to provide some form of a virtual service will also continue as we are fully aware that some of you continue to have reservations about attending in person. We will, as recommended by several sources, require masks. 

Please refer to the B’nai Zion Pandemic page (under NEWS) for links and information. Watch for the announcement, I hope it happens soon. It is important to me and the members of the Board that we return to some form of ‘normalcy’ as soon as is possible. 

Meanwhile I hope you are enjoying the creative online options that Rabbi Jana is offering.

Stay well, stay safe!


Sun, October 1 2023 16 Tishrei 5784