Shalom uvrakha to members and friends of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals.
We pray that you and your loved ones are in good health and that you are coping as well as possible with the Covid 19 crisis.
As we approach the upcoming High Holy Day season, we know that this year will be very different from past years. This is a good time for us to invest in those institutions and causes that strengthen Jewish life, so that we may build a better and stronger future for our community.
Due to the pandemic, our Institute, along with most non-profit organizations, has experienced a significant drop in revenues. We have made sharp cuts in salaries; we have postponed events; we have put future publications on hold.
On the positive side, we continue to provide much enlightenment through our website, youtube channel, online learning link, Angel for Shabbat, and timely emailings. Rabbi Hayyim Angel and I have been teaching classes via Zoom. We are also providing individual guidance on numerous issues in Jewish law and worldview. Our University Network continues to reach hundreds of students. We continue to provide resources to Jewish Educators through our “Sephardic Initiative,” a project co-sponsored by us and the Sephardic Educational Center.
We need your help in order to maintain and strengthen our Institute. Each gift, large or small, is a vote for an intellectually vibrant, compassionate, inclusive Orthodox Judaism.
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
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Thanks again. Together we work for an intellectually vibrant, compassionate and inclusive Orthodox Judaism.