KEEP YOUR HEALTH ON TRACK
As Florida moves into COVID-19 Phase 3 reopening, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of your health. And now with the fly season it’s a good idea to make sure you are getting the care you need. In addition to scheduling any appointments you may have put off due to COVID-19, now it’s time to do it. Getting annual wellness checkups, vaccinations for the flu or shingles will keep you and your community safe.
Don’t forget your purse, car keys, wallet and MASK. It is still very important to wear a cloth mask and continue social distancing when going out. And encourage others to do the same. We can all help our community stay safe.
Other than skin cancer breast cancer, is the most common cancer among American women. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it’s easier to treat. There are different symptoms of breast cancer, symptoms can include; any change in the size of the breast, pain in any area of the breast, Nipple discharge including blood and a new lump in the breast or underarm. If you have any signs that worry you, go and see your doctor right away. Each year in the United States more than 250,000 women get breast cancer and 42,000 women die from the disease. Most breast cancer are found in women who are 50 yrs. or older, but breast cancer also affect younger women. Men can also get breast cancer, but it is not very common.
Celebrating Cancer Survivors For those willing to share your story in our next Shabbat E mail edition to help someone that can be going through this contact Women’s League @ 305-534-7213
Now is the time to find the spiritual connection inside, not inside a physical structure, but inside ourselves. The community will connect with the help of technology. But we must also find the way to create our own spiritual connection. Perhaps we can make the environment in our personal home help ignite the spirit. For some candles, artwork and religious symbols could help decorate the environment, and feel like a personal sanctuary. For some it might be the presence of family or friends in the same room, or even over a computer screen. Many will want to take a quiet time before or after the recorded services, contemplating the previous year and the next year, meditating on the hopes, dreams, expectations and potential surprises the world offers. We take time to remember the blessings and the challenges, while trying to feel blessed by both especially this year. We are truly challenged to make our home our sanctuary. Let us see Hashem before our eyes, in our home and in our hearts. Starting from such holy hearts, holy homes and holy minds, together we will make it a very sweet New Year.
This year will be like no other NEW YEAR. Nobody can underestimate the impact that the Coronavirus pandemic will have as we observe the High Holidays this year. This current situation with COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges to almost every aspect of our lives, and the way we worship is no exception. It has become necessary to envision this year’s High Holiday services differently. Usually we are excited to embrace each other in a full room, singing and praying together, wishing each other a Happy New Year. Keeping all our members safe and healthy has become a bigger priority.
Even though our community will not be able to worship together, physically, we have been working hard to make sure that The Cuban Hebrew Congregation members and our broader Jewish community can have a meaningful worship experience this year. Rabbi Stephen Texon will lead services of Slichot, Rosh Hashana, Kol Nidre , Yom Kippur and Simchat Torah. The services will be prerecorded. You will be able to click on to each service. High Holiday books will be made available upon request for you to use at home. You will be able to check out the prayer book and return it after the High Holidays.
We have begun to work on our Yiskor Book. (In loving memory of our dearly departed) We are counting on your participation as you have in the past. All forms and payments must be sent in by September 6, 2020 to secure that your names will be published.
Countless times, calamities either initiated by people or nature, has turned our world upside down. And we continue to survive and thrive. And we do this due in large part, to community members coming together to support each other. Sometimes horrible catastrophes have led to new ways to improve the world.
Perhaps the isolation we experience due to the Coronovirus can lead us to new ways to reach out and connect with each other. Part of the Torah reading on Yom Kippur states “I set before you, life and death, blessing and curse… Choose life! (Deut 30:19) In the midst of our most difficult times, may we discover some blessings, especially this year!
Women’s League President
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