July 8, 2020.  The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders met virtually with a panel of local clergy, including Temple Shalom’s Rabbi Inna Serebro-Litvak, in order to engage in discussions regarding their newly established Recovery Task Force.  “The key objective of the task force is to prepare Morris County to reopen in the most effective manner, both in terms of protecting the health of our citizens, and renewing business, social and religious activities.” (Tayfun Selen, Morris County Freeholder).  The Task Force was interested in how COVID-19 has affected the various religious organizations, the challenges they face, and how the Morris County government could help.  Rabbi Inna Serebro-Litvak expressed her “… gratitude to the Freeholders, particularly to Tayfun Selen and Kathryn A. Fillippo for organizing the discussion.”  Everyone in the group expressed their similar experiences and concerns to the panel.  Rabbi Inna Serebro-Litvak challenged the group to help identify ways that religious organizations, like Temple Shalom, can come together and help those members of our community that are at risk.  Rabbi Inna Serebro-Litvak also made a recommendation for more interfaith community gatherings to show a spirit of community and togetherness, even if they are held virtually. 

Rabbi Inna Serebro-Litvak is the Rabbi-Cantor for Temple Shalom of Succasunna, celebrating its 60th anniversary as a Reform Temple serving Succasunna and the surrounding Morris County communities.