Shalom uvrakha to members and friends of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals.
We hope that you and your loved ones are in good health and that you are coping as well as possible with the Covid 19 crisis. Unfortunately, the Covid pandemic is still raging and the upcoming High Holy Days will surely be impacted by various Covid restrictions. We pray that the pandemic will soon be brought completely under control.
As we approach Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, we turn to you for your support. Our Institute is a strong--and sometimes lonely--voice for an intellectually vibrant, compassionate and inclusive Orthodox Judaism. We reach many thousands of people through our website, youtube channel, zoom classes, online learning, University Network, Sephardic Initiative, Educators' Resources Group...and our journal, Conversations.
We need your help in order to maintain and strengthen our Institute. Each gift, large or small, is a vote for the ideas and ideals for which the Institute stands. You may contribute on our website jewishideas.org; or you may send your check to Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2 West 70th Street, New York, NY 10023.
I wish you, your families and loved ones all the best for the upcoming New Year. May we all be blessed with good health, happiness, and redemption from this period of crisis. Tizku leShanim Rabbot. Thank you.
Rabbi Marc D. Angel, Director, Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals