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COVID-19

03/07/2020 11:46:15 AM

Mar7

Rabbi Steven Suson

We have been following the news about Coronavirus (COVID-19), as have you. Please read the message below from our president and know that we are taking precautions at the synagogue to ensure the cleanest and healthiest possible conditions for our congregants. Most important is that if you don’t feel well, please don’t come to shul. So many in our community are in the higher risk category and it is always unsafe to expose them to even a cold or cough, if not the flu or worse. 

In shul, we will do our best to keep our germs to ourselves. You’ll notice a new “traffic pattern” when carrying the Torah around the room on Shabbat mornings. We will generally refrain from kissing the torah and others. For shabbat and greetings, waves and slight bows of the head are preferable to handshakes and kisses. Additionally, we have placed ample supply of hand sanitizer around the buildings for your use.

“Behind the scenes,” We have updated our cleaning schedule to regularly wipe and disinfect surfaces, door handles, tables, etc. This will especially be done before and after large events such as Shabbat morning services, Senior Lunch and Purim.

We will be ready as we expect a lively crowd for our Jurassic Purim program on Monday night at 5:30pm and at the 6:30pm Megilah reading. Please come healthy and in costume!

We pray that the Almighty how blessed and protected our ancestors continue to bless and protect us. May healing and peace be on the horizon for our community, our country and the entire world.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Suson

CDC Recommendations
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Please click here to learn more about our preventative measures.

Sat, March 28 2020 3 Nisan 5780