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Shabbat Bereishit Closure

10/12/2020 03:15:55 PM

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Greetings Friends,


With the holiday season now behind us, we would like to thank you all for your continued support. These Yamim Tovim were particularly festive and lovely, despite the significant modifications that were necessary. We are most grateful to all those of you who participated in our services, who enhanced our community with their presence, and who sustained us with their great generosity. Most importantly, we thank all those of you who have partnered with us in our efforts to vigilantly protect our community during this particularly difficult time.


While we continue to safely operate our modified and socially distant services, we must continue to acknowledge that the risks and harms of the pandemic are still present. It is for this reason that we have decided to voluntarily close our building this coming Shabbat (10/17), so that we may create some protective distance. We believe that this is an appropriately cautious measure, especially given our increased interaction over the holidays, and the probable recent increase in travel to neighborhoods with higher levels of Covid positivity. At the very least, we hope that this decision demonstrates our acknowledgment of the realities that we continue to face, and our recommitment to act boldly (and creatively) to protect our community, our neighborhood, and beyond. We ask that you not overwhelm other synagogues in our neighborhood and that you maintain your rigorous social distancing practices. We look forward to greeting you on Shabbat Noach (10/24).

The traditional post-holiday greeting, is "gut vinter." May our rigorous concern for the preservation of health, paired with God's continued protection, facilitate for us a healthy and happy winter.

Gavriel Bellino, Rabbi
Elie Yudewitz, President

   
 
   
 
Tue, October 20 2020 2 Marcheshvan 5781