After the Pandemic: Religion
Rabbi Rachel Bregman
Pastor John Perry
As cases of COVID-19 begin to drop and we’re getting our first doses of the vaccine, it is tempting to think about the future, without COVID-19, when our lives may be returning to normal.
Well, let’s say a “new normal.”
Our next Zoom Happy Hour will explore, discuss, and imagine how our lives, and what we do, may be in the “new normal.” We’re calling this new Happy Hour series, After the Pandemic. We’ll explore the future of the arts, education, religion and business in the “new normal.”
To kick off the series, we’ll be joined by two well-known religious leaders in our community. Although they’ll discuss how the pandemic impacted the religious community and how they’ve adapted, I’ve asked them to gaze into a crystal ball, and discuss religion in the “new normal.” How will we worship in the future? Will we meet in person? How do we create a religious community with COVID precautions in place? Has the pandemic experience altered our religious convictions?
Rabbi Bregman is the Berman Family Rabbinate Rabbi of Temple Beth Tefiloh, the 134 year-old synagogue located in Brunswick. She has advanced degrees in Education from Harvard and from the Union College Jewish Institute of Religion. Pastor Perry leads the Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Waverly. The congregation is over 150 years old. Pastor Perry is from Jacksonville and trained at Jacksonville Theological Seminary.
Our session will start promptly at 5:00pm on Wednesday, February 10 and will be held on Zoom. We’ll open the Zoom meeting room at 4:45pm to give you time to settle in. At 5:00pm, I’ll introduce the speakers, and they’ll talk for about 30 minutes, leaving time for your questions and discussions.
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I look forward to “seeing” you at the next Happy Hour!
Phil Graitcer, President
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