The Preservation Society is disappointed in Killingly State Representative Anne Dauphinais’ comparison of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to Hitler for Lamont’s support of vaccine and mask mandates. Do we really want to elevate Hitler to the status of just another politician? This gross distortion of history scales the heights of insult and insensitivity. We expect better from our leaders. Deeply concerned about reckless political comparisons of contemporary politicians with Hitler and nazis, the Preservation Society issued a statement. Statement by TBIPS
Join the Preservation Society for Virtual High Holiday Services via Zoom. Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, Sept 7 at 9:30 am; Erev Yom Kippur-Kol Nidre: Wednesday, Sept 15 at 7:00 pm and Yom Kippur: Thursday, Sept 16 at 9:30 am. All are welcome. Participation is free. Registrations are required. Please click on the links below to register. We look forward to welcoming the New Year together.
EREV YOM KIPPUR / KOL NIDRE:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/166409299695
YOM KIPPUR: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/166409317749
The service will be displayed on your screen. If you wish to follow on your own, Here are pdf copies:
PDF of the Rosh Hashanah Service:
PDF of the Tashlikh Service:
PDF of the Kol Nidre Service
PDF of the Yom Kippur Service
Registration is Open for our Annual Passover Community Seder on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM. Our Seder will be virtual and, as in years past, we will invite our guests to participate by reading portions of our Haggadah and joining us in singing traditional songs. This year, we encourage participants to prepare a Seder Plate The Seder Plate with ritual foods so that you can fully experience the Seder ritual and help to dramatize the Exodus story and the universal struggle for freedom.
The Passover Seder is the oldest continually practiced ritual in the Western world. The Exodus story is one of the best known of all stories. We will retell the ancient story of liberation, ask questions, sing songs, search for answers, contemplate oppression and slavery in our own times, and continue our journey toward universal freedom and justice. We will explore shared traditions and values as we dedicate ourselves, yet again, to working toward a better and more beautiful world.
We have attached an electronic version of this year’s Haggadah – the program book for our ritual. We invite you to join us in reading the Haggadah. Please indicate your willingness to read and we will assign you a portion. TBI Passover Haggadah 2021
INVITE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS Since this year’s Seder is taking place online, you can invite family and friends both near and far. Children in California? Cousins in New York? All are welcome! We hope you will join us on Sunday, March 21 at 2:00 pm.
Participation is free, but donations are always welcome.
We celebrated High Holidays 2020 in virtual, online Zoom services on Sept. 19, 27 and 28, 2020. At times, over 40 members, friends and guests some from California, Washington state, Tennessee and Bermuda, participated. Portions were pre-recorded but most of the ritual was live. Former President Norman Berman served as “host” and curated the prayers and readings. Participants read, sang and followed along with a customized online prayer book. Joel Rosenberg blew the Shofar. Alan Turner and Peter Granoff read the Torah portions and Marty Drobiarz led traditional elements of the services. The Aliyot were awarded in a virtual auction a few days prior to Rosh Hashanah which brought back fond memories and kept alive a time-honored tradition that goes back to the original founders of the Temple. These innovative services included contemporary poetry, prayers and recordings by Leonard Cohen, Daniel Kahn, Phil Ochs and Metalica, as well as nationally acclaimed cantors and choirs. The services received enthusiastic reviews from many who attended.
Aliyah Auction: Sept. 15, 7:00 PM to 8 PM
Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 19, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Erev Yom Kippur: Sept. 27, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Yom Kippur: Sept. 28, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
To Register, please click on the headline or go to TBIPSEvents.Eventbrite.com to receive an invitation.
Our services are fresh, progressive, and inclusive and provide a meaningful connection to our rich tradition. Join us as we welcome a new year together with music, chanting, poetry and prayer. There is no charge for participation but we welcome your generous support. We are committed to social justice and making the world a better place.
For questions or more information, please contact Norman Berman at firstname.lastname@example.org
After careful consideration, the Preservation Society Board has decided that our High Holiday services will be held remotely this fall. In light of the current circumstances, we will take this unique opportunity to have a meaningful, albeit different, experience.
While the specifics of our holiday observances are still being shaped, we are excited about the creative possibilities and energy this situation presents. We will likely use recorded and live-streamed elements including singing and reflection. Our ritual committee is hard at work preparing the observance. It promises to be a fresh, progressive and meaningful connection to a rich tradition.
We did not arrive at this decision lightly. We are guided by the CDC and the State of Connecticut as well as the Rabbinical Assembly.
We will miss being together in the same room in our historic and beloved Temple and the casual interactions which make this annual reunion of our community so special. At the same time, we are excited by the opportunity to try something new. Traditions begin somehow—perhaps we will discover something that will become a memorable feature of future holiday observances.
Throughout our long history as a people, our ability to adapt to adverse circumstances while holding on to what is most important, accounts for our enduring vitality and relevance. We will do this in a sensitive and caring way – together.
May this year’s High Holidays be meaningful for everyone. With wishes for health and strength – zeit gezunt un shtark! Stay healthy and strong!