A synagogue in Hertfordshire has sent its members more than 2,000 Rosh Hashanah packs of apple cutters, cards, booklets and learning materials ahead of the High Holy Days.
Volunteers for Borehamwood & Elstree United Synagogue, one of the UK’s largest modern Orthodox shuls, enjoyed their ‘packathon’ as they hoped to “make a strange Yom Tov this year that little bit more meaningful”.
Shul chair Simon Mitchell said: “This year hasn’t been ordinary for anyone and as Yom Tov approached, we knew we needed to support our members who wouldn’t be able to make it to shul.
“Being part of a community is about shared experiences, but it is also about looking out for one another when we cannot share experiences like we normally do. This year we brought a bit of Borehamwood & Elstree Synagogue spirit into our member homes to help them create a more meaningful Yom Tov.”