Since his arrival this past July, Rabbi Fred Greene has been including names of our American men and women who have died while serving our country during Shabbat services. Doing so has touched many.
“I have always held a feeling of gratitude for those men and women who have chosen to serve in our military, to make tremendous sacrifices, to be in harm’s way, so that our nation and our people can be safe and enjoy the freedoms and rights envisioned by our country’s Founders and our God. To recognize our veterans, to support our families with loved ones on active duty, to support those who have returned home with challenges, traumas, and injury… these are the tasks of a caring congregation,” says Rabbi Greene.
Har HaShem will be expanding our reach to support our veterans – in our synagogue and in our community. Please mark Friday, November 13 at 6pm – we will be recognizing our Veterans of Har HaShem, sharing a blessing with all of them, and thanking them for their service. There is no RSVP necessary and all are welcome.
Additionally, the JWB Jewish Chaplain’s Council has a new Bible and Siddur (prayerbook) that is free to our servicemen and women. To get a siddur, contact Janine Acevedo at JWB Chaplain Council at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will send it free to men and women on active duty. Others can purchase it for $36.