On Tuesday, June 23, Temple Beth Sholom of Roslyn, led by religious school Director Sharon Solomon had the pleasure of inviting Jared Harel, author of the poetry collection, ‘Go Because I Love You’ (Diode Editions, 2018), to share his poems with the nurses, caretakers essential workers, students and parents at The Atria on Roslyn Harbor.
It was a wonderful, uplifting event! Temple Beth Sholom gratefully acknowledges the Legacy Heritage Better Together Program which has enabled our students to develop meaningful relationships with the seniors at the Atria on Roslyn Harbor.
A recording of the reading, as well as signed copies of Jared’s book were given to each resident and caretaker at the Center.
Harel, a resident of Queens, also read his poem, ‘Behind Masks’, dedicated to the Atria staff and seniors. “It was an honor to spend some time with these essential workers, as well as the TBS community,” Harel said. “In these strange, socially-distant days, language is one way we can still reach out and connect.”
TBS Religious School is so proud to have creatively met the challenges of social distancing while maintaining programming creatively through these challenges in order to continue engagement. We look forward to continuing our connection in the fall.