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Resolve Together

What is Resolve Together?

Life has been different. Throughout our world, individuals, families, children, adults and communities are all facing changes from our former familiar lifestyle. But, difficult times can bring out the best in people, and the “new normal” has been the impetus for many wonderful and joyous things: family dinner, davening with kavana, or regularly visiting the old lady on your block. The difficult circumstances of quarantine have left many of us with sources of strength.

Was it family dinner? Davening with kavana? Calling your grandparents regularly? Finally having a go at that stack of books? Starting the project you’d been putting off? Spending time with loved ones? Singing zemiros at the table? Visiting the old lady who lives alone? Starting daf yomi? Daily walks around the block? Something huge or something small but so worth it?

The first Shabbat in Elul, we invite you to reflect on your new practices and habits. Resolve to hold on to them. And hold yourself accountable for doing so. Print out the discussion guide here.

The world has changed. Can we? Use #RESOLVEtogether to make it last.

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How We Resolved Together

As the COVID-19 pandemic set in, our family found ourselves ungrounded without the typical structures of work and school schedules. A month later, we were blessed with the addition of our third child, which caused further change. But, the upside was that when one of us began working from home, we regained lots of time...

We’re All In This Together

Getting the word out along w/ my favorite NEY friends by asking everyone (i.e. College students party-goers) to please bring their own face coverings w/ them to help us end this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic sooner so we can resume our normal social lives sooner (i.e. Adult bowling league and/or Get Cookin’ w/ Yachad). If my...

Staying Formal

Being cognizant of Davening being a meeting between me and my Creator, I have resolved to put on a jacket and hat every Mincha and Maariv, no matter if I am in Shul, in my home, or even on vacation. See the post and comment here....

Standing Up

To not allow myself to be bullied by toxic people....

Learning

After COVID-19 I want to keep up with my increase in learning....

Grounded

One of the big benefits of being “grounded” due to COVID is that I have been with my family for the longest single continuous period of time since I married in 1991. I resolve to continue to spend more quality time at home even when travel resumes to normal. #RESOLVEtogether See the post and comment...

What Makes Us Strong?

What makes us strong? Resolve is a double entendre… it means to decide to do something, but also means strength. Deciding is a form of strength. As we enter Elul, we focus a lot of our energy on deciding to NOT to a lot of things (more for me than most!) But what do we...

Time Together

During the week, it’s been hard to do anything outside of work and the basics of taking care of our home. On Shabbat, we started having a kiddush at home, sipping coffee and sharing yummy baked goods, slowing down to discuss the parsha or other thoughts on our mind. See the post and comment here....

Sticking with a Shul

My personal goal is when my shul reopened I accepted upon myself  to daven in one shul as much as possible-no shteeble hopping....

Zoom Learning

As my father has not been able to return to shul and his previous learning schedule (he is in the highest risk category) I have started to learn with him bchavrusa over zoom. This has been a beautiful experience for both of us and I hope to continue it until 120 with God’s help....

#RESOLVEtogether