As we advance further into Never Never Land, we members of the Mutual Support Committee are here to help steady us on our journey. With many thanks to Carol Blumenthal, Leslie Popkin, Susan Liberstein, and Cantor Eric, we note the following:

Mutual Support is sponsoring two Pesah related programs by congregant members this coming week. Bhavani Jaroff will do a cooking demonstration on making matza balls and miso soup on Monday from 10:00 to 11:00. Bhavani will have the recipe available so that you can make it on your own. Dr. Ron Cohen will discuss how the themes and insights of Pesah can help us weather, thrive, flourish and even grow in the shadow of the current Covid-19 plague. Join him on Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 for this session of meaning making and resilience. Both of these programs will be on Zoom (Meeting ID: 531 710 576). You can look forward to a Zoom broadcast of old Jewish men telling jokes the following Monday, 13 April. Look for more information about time later next week. If you have a program that you would like to offer, contact Carol Blumenthal at

Leslie Popkin has refreshed her list of “Tips” this week. Click on the Mutual Support Tips link to access the list of activities and resources to help get us through this time. If you hear about something that could lighten the load or that might address difficulties that we are experiencing, pass them on to Leslie at

People continue to volunteer to help and support our fellow RSNS members including shopping and delivering food and medications for confined congregants. If you’d like to add your name to the list, contact Susan Liberstein at We understand that at this fast-changing time, what is possible now may not be possible later.

Some of us are still frustrated with the technology necessary to participate in our programs. To access zoom, go to and press the link “Join a live RSNS Zoom program.” If you need additional help, email Cantor Eric at Email him too if you’d like to volunteer to be an internet tutor.

We are anticipating Pesah and the seders that go with them. Look for instructions about log-in and haggadot and other texts in yesterday’s Shabbat Shalom email. This information will be repeated in Monday’s Shaliyah. You will also be able to access the seders with a special button on the front page of our website. So many challenges and so many good people helping one another to deal with them…. We have a distance to go, certainly, but it is made somewhat easier knowing that we are a community finding ever new ways to be together. Stay safe and stay connected.

Wishing you strength and courage,

MSC Members