Today is September 19, 2021 /
Ultimately, what we do is all about community. As Jews, we are not simply a collection of individual worshippers, but a people who are joined together by a common history and a common commitment to the values that history has taught us. One way to become involved with our community is through our offerings for adult learning–including a book club and a film festival that are great ways to meet friends. There are a number of opportunities to become involved in Social Action as well. Of course, you could also attend services for Shabbat and holidays, come to outdoor events for families, or attend any one of many virtual gatherings. The Weekly Update and Calendar on our homepage lists what is currently happening.
The Connection, UVJC’s quarterly newsletter is another way to discover more about our community.
But part of what we do in prayer and study is not to just to read or to think, but to come together as am yisrael. We come together as a community in part for those who are suffering and for those who have lost loved ones. This is a place to reach out if someone you love has a yahrzeit or if you need to make arrangements for a burial. Anyone in the community, member or not, is encouraged to reach out to Rabbi Mark for counseling during difficult times.
As a community, we are committed to being there for each other and to making our world a better place. We all work together to create community through what we do, both through acts that directly strengthen our own community and acts that benefit the whole world.
There are many ways to get involved with the Jewish Community. Check the home page of the website periodically for new social events and for ongoing opportunities to become involved. If you would like to be on the mailing list for the Weekly Update, please subscribe (at the footer of this page).