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  5.  Mahzor Lev Shalem Fundraiser: Click Here
     
  6.  Lulav and Etrog Sets ($54/each): Click Here

B"H

August 20, 2021

Dear Fellow Congregants,

I know we all were looking forward to ushering in 5782 together, in person and in our beautiful sanctuary.  Since March 2020, we’ve sanitized our hands, worn our masks and gotten vaccinated.  Many of us relaxed a little and started to enjoy summer.  We were doing the right thing.  Then the Delta variant arrived.  Once again we are being called upon to do something as a community to keep each other safe.  As a gesture for the High Holy Days, to keep yourselves and everyone around you safe, we will be instituting the following measures for High Holy Day observance:

  1. Effective immediately, everyone who enters our building is required to be masked at all times.
     
  2. To receive High Holy Day tickets, you will need to provide proof of vaccination for each member of your family who plans to attend services in person. Proof of vaccination can be uploaded on our registration form .  See link below for indoor service registration.
     
  3. If you or your family member is ineligible to be vaccinated and still wants to attend services in person in the main sanctuary, you must provide proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of 1st day Rosh Hashanah and/or Yom Kippur.
     

Based on the responses received to our recent High Holy Day survey, we anticipate that fewer than 200 people will be in attendance for in person services.  At that small a number, and with our large sanctuary, we expect that social distancing will be easy to maintain.  Rows will be cordoned off to enable family groups to sit separately from one another with minimal effort.  In addition, exterior doors to the sanctuary will remain open and the air conditioning will be on for the duration of services in order to maximize ventilation.  Please dress accordingly.  

While we pride ourselves on always welcoming children into our main services (and will continue to do so with proof of a negative COVID test), we will be holding a separate, outdoor Family Service at a different time than our main sanctuary service to avoid any overlap between the vaccinated and unvaccinated members of our congregation.  Seating for the Family Service will be by family, socially distant from other families, and everyone will be required to wear a mask. 

Obviously, this remains a very fluid situation and adjustments will be made to these policies and procedures as necessary. Compliance with the procedures set forth above will minimize (but not eliminate) the risk of Covid transmission to those who choose to attend services in person.  Please weigh the risks and benefits of in person attendance and make the best choice for the health of your family.  If you choose to attend in person, compliance with these procedures is mandatory.  If you feel that you cannot comply for any reason, please participate in our services via the livestream link from the safety of your home.  

Rabbi Stanger shared a Talmudic verse with me earlier today — "Kol Yisrael aravim zeh ba’zeh” — All of Israel is responsible for one another (Babylonian Talmud, tractate Shevuot 39a).  Let’s all be responsible for one another so that we can continue to be together, to daven in community, even if it may have to be over Zoom.

Please wear your masks.

Warmly,
Sandra Weingarten, President

Tue, October 19 2021 13 Cheshvan 5782