Eight members of Temple Emanu-El and a member of The Temple have been getting together for decades every Saturday morning immediately following Torah study.
The group previously gathered at the Sandy Springs Diner to discuss the weekly portion, “solve the world’s problems, share family news, and discuss plans for the coming week,” member Cary Rosenthal told the AJT.
As soon as Emanu-El announced that face-to-face encounters with rabbis Spike Anderson, Max Miller or Rachel Miller had to be temporarily suspended, member Lee Katz volunteered to host a virtual get together to continue the tradition.
“Within a few weeks, the nine men – some technologically challenged – became Zoom experts,” Rosenthal said. “While the group looks forward to in-person study and socialization once again, electronic contact has proven to be a reasonable substitute.”