Dear KI members,
Even though it has taken me this long to get back to you, I can’t begin to tell you how touched and grateful I am for the warmth of the celebration and “parade” June 6-7. Elischa and I were deeply moved by all your kind words. And the masks, the Amazon gift certificate, and the mezuzah are all deeply appreciated and will remind us of our dear friends at KI as we travel and then get settled in our new home.
These are very strange and challenging times, and I regret leaving you having to still contend with online services and activities for the foreseeable future. Fortunately we developed ample experience since March in sustaining Jewish community life even on the Zoom platform, so I am confident that you will continue to flourish. I am also grateful to leave KI in Matthew Kaufman’s capable hands. You and we have prepared hard for this transition, and I believe the benefits will continue to pay off in the years to come.
I wish you all the best of health, the strength and patience to persevere in difficult situations, and the continued joy of KI community life now and in the future.
Rabbi Michael Zimmerman