TRUMBULL — There is a saying that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘till it’s gone. Nowhere is that more evident than at Congregation B’nai Torah in Trumbull, where participation in services, activities and social groups has surged since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temple’s leaders to close the building to all but essential staff.
“There is this need for community,” said Fred Knopf, one of the temple’s three board presidents. “Back in March, within a few weeks of the pandemic beginning, we made the decision to move our services and activity groups online. Now, even when this all ends and we can welcome people back into the building, we are committed to continuing our live streaming presence.”