Entries by First United

Response to Coronavirus

by Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky, B’nai David-Judea Congregation, a Modern Orthodox Synagogue in Los Angeles (taken from https://www.bnaidavid.com/coronavirus) One of the brand new terms that has entered our daily conversation is “social distancing.” It is shorthand, as we know very well, for the practical physical precautions that we all need to and must take in order […]

From the scholarship students in El Triunfo

~Submitted by Pat McPhee COVID cases in El Salvador, as of May 23, were at 1,819 with 33 deaths reported. The country is in a very stringent lock-down for two months now. Citizens are restricted to shopping twice a week for home supplies or medicines. The two days they are allowed out are specified by […]

A World of Interdependence

~Tom Kemp It was about forty years ago that I read Lewis Thomas’ The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher. The first essay, “The lives of a cell,” fascinated and inspired me. Unknown millennia in the past humans were colonized by microscopic organisms, which entered our cells and established themselves as symbiotic […]

Not “At Home”

~Sharon Wilson During these long weeks of isolation and pandemic fears we have had to confront the feelings of not feeling safe ‘at home’. The community and friends we so often take for granted have become sources of worry and caution. ‘Normal times’, when we know a sense of refuge and peace in our lives […]

Sunday Worship

Join us for worship on Sunday at 10am: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89047444961?pwd=eVMzNzh6bEFRTTZGTDl0cmhvWExYZz09

Moving, masks, flybys and thanks

This weekend Bob and I are returning home to Coaldale to pick up a load of furniture that he is taking from our house to furnish a two bedroom apartment that he will be renting here in a Kelowna for the next year. He has discovered that producing an online Zoom worship service and doing […]