MORRISTOWN, NJ — Rabbi Inna Serebro-Litvak, of Temple Shalom in Roxbury, recently joined a panel of local clergy that met with the county freeholders to discuss the county's new Recovery Task Force.
The Task Force was interested in learning how COVID-19 has affected religious organizations, the challenges they face and how the Morris County government can help.
Serebro-Litvak expressed her gratitude to the freeholders, particularly to Freeholder Tayfun Selen and Freeholder Kathryn Fillippo, for organizing the discussion.
Everyone in the group expressed similar experiences and concerns to the panel. Serebro-Litvak challenged the group to help identify ways that religious organizations, such as Temple Shalom, can come together and help members of their communities that are at risk.
“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,” said Selen.
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.