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Looking for CT’s COVID synagogue ‘heroes’

While COVID-19 may have forced synagogues to postpone events and relearn how to engage with their congregation’s members, many people have stepped up to make sure life didn’t stop just because people couldn’t gather in buildings.

Connecticut’s Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs will honor those who have made a difference in their congregations or communities at its Keeper of the Flame virtual event on Sunday, March 21.

Congregations of all Jewish denominations are welcome to nominate a member who has helped keep it going during the past year. There are no set criteria. Keeper of the Flame nominees may be someone learned new technologies and taught others, led an effort to present high holiday services or other activities, or someone who went above and beyond to reach out to congregants or community members during this difficult period. Keeper of the Flame nominees may be a member of a men’s club or their congregation. Men’s clubs may also nominate members based on their overall contributions to their clubs or congregations (and not necessarily COVID efforts).

Questions and nominations may be sent to phil.margolis@gmail.com. Nominations close Feb. 12.

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