The following e-mail from Congregation Rodeph Sholom to members is reprinted with their permission.
Rodeph Sholom Family,
Clearly, the events which have embroiled the
financial community are deeply unsettling to all of us. For some members of our
community they may be devastating and life-changing.
We are writing this
short note to tell you that your Rodeph Sholom family is here for you in any and
every way. The Clergy stand by to address your personal and spiritual needs. The
Caring Community is working to set up networks of support. For those in real
financial stress, all of us, including our Executive Director, Joseph Elbaum,
will help ensure that your place in the Rodeph Sholom community is totally
In the words of the Talmud we are all responsible one for the
In these difficult times, that has never been more
Robert N. Levine Roger
Meltzer Senior Rabbi