Sisterhood maintains in Covid cocoon, assists religious school with VCSC Backpack Fund

By Patty Lewis

We’ve been through an election and the holidays are approaching but with COVID still around, I’m sure everybody understands that our lives have changed and things won’t be getting back to normal just quite yet.

Thanksgiving dinner may experience some adjustments as we alter routines to protect our families. Hanukkah is coming in December and it, too, won’t be the same. Sisterhood will not operate its traditional Hanukkah gift shop this year.

Religious school remains involved in the community and has taken on the Vigo County School Corporation Backpack Program as its latest project.

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Student Rabbi Remy Liverman begins term at UHC

By Student Rabbi Remy Liverman

Shalom, all!

My name is Remy Liverman and I am delighted a to be joining United Hebrew Congregation as your student rabbi for the coming year.

A little about my personal background: I was born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, Canada. My family and I were active members of Temple Sinai in the greater Toronto area, and I spent my summers at Camp Northland B’nai B’rith in northern Ontario.

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Louise Sommers’s life ‘an important Holocaust story about survival, continuity’

Safely settled in 1941 with her father and sister in the U.S., 16-year-old Louise Sommers wrote, “The day after my seventh birthday, my mother suddenly died. Since then, things have never been the same.

“It seems that with my mother’s death, a chain of misfortune started. Hitler came to power and my uncle was beaten up, put into prison by the Nazis and later fled to France….Terrible things happened in Germany.”

Louise’s daughter Nancy Sommers found Louise’s youthful autobiography a few years ago and shared this excerpt as guest speaker for “Creating Light From Darkness and Optimism out of Tragedy”, the third annual Yom HaShoah event May 5 at UHC to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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