Wednesday, May 20, 2020
26 Iyar, 5780

Dear Friends,

We are looking forward to easing back into an in person community life. During the past couple months we came together as a community. We gathered, studied and were there for each other in a virtual way by phone and video conferences etc. I applaud the efforts of many community members who stepped up to the plate to make sure that we were able to stay together as a community.

Jewish law prioritizes health and life over religious practice even in cases of doubt. As such, we have delayed our opening until this coming Shabbat.

Unfortunately, many of the guidelines advised by our leaders and doctors have become politicized and it is hard to differentiate fact from fiction. We have chosen to follow the advice of multiple Doctors who know the Ins and outs of the Jewish community. We understand everyone has different opinions and levels of adherence in their homes and we respect that. We ask that you respect the standards that we are setting forth with regards to the safety of the community.  

 

§ Masks should be worn at all times. Please bring your own if possible.

§ Seats will be spaced with 6 feet apart. Please make sure to keep a 6 feet distance between all attendees. Torah Reading will also be done in a safe manner with social distancing.

§ The Service will be kept short and just for Torah reading. If you are over the age of 65 it is up to you to discuss with your Doctor if it is safe for you to attend.

§ Attendance will not be permitted for anyone not feeling well or experiencing other symptoms of COVID-19.

§ Services will be held outside in the fresh air. (Recommended to bring a cap or hat to protect from the sun.)

§ Copies of the Torah Reading or service will be provided. Please bring your own kippah.

§ A Kiddush 2 Go box and water bottle will be given out.

§ Please let us know if you will be joining so we can plan accordingly.

It is our heartfelt prayer that Hashem, the Healer of all, will soon remove this plague from our midst and bring us to the final redemption, speedily in our days. With wishes for the best of health and continued growth and togetherness in our community,

 

Rabbi Shlomy Levertov

 

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