Summer 2020 Resources from Rabbi G

Dear CBHCS Families,

Even as I'm settling into a new routine on these summer Sunday mornings, I'm missing seeing y'all (and your pets!) and hearing your energetic voices during Family Minyan. I'm still busy on Sundays, preparing to teach online classes in June and July and working with Kate to plan our 2020-2021 CBHCS Community School curriculum. I'm definitely not bored as I'm learning and teaching new things all the time and I want to make sure you're also not bored during the summer vacation, so I'm sharing these links with you: 


Virtual Resources for Family Education this Summer

This document is filled with fun and educational Jewish resources, including a weekly "game show" Hebrew School podcast and information about how to become a contestant; parashah podcast and dinner table discussion questions; virtual museum tours; and ideas for parents who want to "campify" home. 


Q&A with Rabbi G: Jewish Headcoverings

Q&A with Rabbi G: Jewish Response during the 1918 Flu Epidemic

These are some answers to the excellent questions you submitted in the "Ask the Rabbi" Google form. If you have pressing questions during the summer, please email me at


Resources for supporting NSMA/feeding the hungry this summer

Two ways to support the New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta in their efforts to support immigrants and asylum seekers experiencing food insecurity: 

  • Continue to support Rajhon White, who is still living in sanctuary at Columbia Presbyterian Church: The MealTrain set up by Congregation Shearith Israel and CBHCS volunteers has been extended through the summer, and there are openings to deliver a meal on Tuesdays from June 30 to August 25th. If you’re not able to cook a meal, you can also provide GrubHub and UberEats gift cards through the meal train. 

  • Many of our LatinX neighbors living on or near Buford Hwy are experiencing financial and food insecurity. Some have lost their jobs, while others are working long shifts and still struggling to feed their families. NSMA is helping with grocery shopping and delivery for those in need, and we can help by purchasing $50 Kroger gift cards online and sending them to Meghan Vesel: 

New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta (first line of address)

711 S Columbia Drive

Atlanta, GA  30030

Please email and include “Kroger Gift Card” in the subject line to let them know that you’ve ordered a gift card. 


Wishing you a safe and superb summer vacation!



Rabbi G

Rabbi Pamela Jay Gottfried



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