Creating Sacred Space Online

I have been so inspired by the number of you who have joined us online for a service, a class, our bedtime story for kids, a musical event and/or a virtual social gathering. Being able to see and hear you all is very, very special. Yesterday, I taught a class on Zoom focusing on the impact the hit sitcom Seinfeld had on American Judaism. I spent a lot of time preparing for this class, reading fascinating, scholarly articles about the television sensation that prided itself on being “a show about nothing,” and preparing video clips to share with folks who joined me online. About 50 folks joined me in our Zoom room. I introduced the class and got ready to show my first video by sharing my screen with all the participants and – bam – technical problems hit. No one could hear the video. I tried again. Nothing. This entire online…