2020 Annual Meeting
Minhag Committee Report
Minhag Committee Report 2019-2020
A very interesting year !!
The mission of this committee, in cooperation with the Rabbi is to consider and establish observances for the congregation and promote practices in the home that will enhance the values of Jewish learning; to plan for the different holidays and to organize and conduct lay services in the absence of the Rabbi.
First, I want to welcome 3 new members to the committee; Yaakov Cohn, Giulia Fleishman, and Olivia Hull. Enjoy the ride !!!
Every service starting with last summer’s beach services, High Holydays, Sukkot/Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Tu B’Shevat and Purim were very meaningful and well attended. With the Rabbi recovering from a concussion, members of this committee and other congregants stepped in to make sure our Shabbat services went off with out a hitch. I won’t list the volunteers here as I fear forgetting someone. I would like however to publicly thank Rabbi Walt for stepping in on many occasions.
THEN CAME COVID 19 !!!!
As the virus was spreading in mid March, the MVHC as “virtually” all religious groups in the country went virtual. First with Friday night and a few weeks later adding Saturday morning. The Zoom Pesach Seder was amazing !! Since then we have had both Shabbat services every week as well as 2 B’nai Mitzvot, all on Zoom ! My sincerest thanks to our Zoom “expert” Olivia Hull, 3rd year
Rabbinical Student Giulia Fleishman, Kohenet Batya Diamond, Judy Merion and all others who have and for the foreseeable future will be helping the Rabbi make these services happen. All of this however starts with the Rabbi. Toda Rabba Rabbi Broitman !!
Looking to the immediate future we will continuing with Zoom services. Beach and outdoor services are being considered; but not yet. In order to keep in touch with our members and enhance Shabbat we will be delivering on a rotating basis Challah and candles on Friday afternoon.
Our next project is High Holydays. Stay Tuned !!!
To end on a light note, at our most recent meeting we had a discussion of who had the best Challah in the Boston area. Votes were evenly split between Blackers, Cheryl Anns’ and Rosenfelds.
Again, many thanks to every member of the committee for all their hard work.
Judith Merion, Robert Herman, Rabbi Broitman, Sharon Kleinberg, Lori Sue Herman, Stan Hersh, Stan Kissel, Sally Cohn, Alan Ganapol, Yaakov Cohn, Giulia Fleishman, Olivia Hull, BeeBee Horowitz
Howie Bromberg, chair