Kansas City Faith Community Copes With Another Year Of COVID

Whilst most online denizens endlessly debate and create worsening divisions as the pandemic persists.

Here's a much better example of locals working to build community . . .

"Beth Torah also gave Rosh Hashanah gifts to its 350 member households. More than 40 volunteers assembled and delivered gifts to members across Kansas City. The gifts included apple chips, honey sticks, Shabbat and yahrzeit candles, and a Hershey’s kiss instead of a real kiss. "

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Local synagogues adapt to second year of High Holidays during COVID

Last year, as the pandemic forced the Jewish community to celebrate the High Holidays differently, members were certain that this year, they would be able to go to temple or synagogue and pray the usual way. But the resurgence in COVID-19 cases and the rise of the Delta variant has many people on edge, and local congregations are adapting to make sure they offer safe High Holiday services.