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Shomrei Torah Coronavirus Updates

CHANGED COVID REQUIREMENTS - March 2022

he Synagogue Board of Trustees, acting on a recommendation from our COVID committee, has eliminated the requirement of wearing face masks while in the Synagogue building. Of course anyone who so desires can continue wearing one, but now we are “Masks Optional.”

In addition the Board has eliminated the need to file with our office proof of vaccination. While we urge everybody who is eligible to get vaccinated, that no longer is...Read more...

Update to Shomrei Torah COVID Policy - January 2022

As you know  prior to the HHD this year we had replaced our online registration for services with a one-time upload of your vaccination card after which your name will be on a list and you will be welcome to attend in person Shabbat services without needing to preregister. 

 Now that a booster vaccine is available and with the rapid spread of the Omicron Covid variant, we are changing our definition of...Read more...

Important Update - December 23, 2021

Dear Shomrei Torah Community:

The health and wellbeing of our community remains our highest priority. To that end we have made some difficult decisions effective immediately thru at least Friday, January 7th. These decisions were made in response to the coincidence of the winter holidays and the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID.

Shabbat and Daily Services:
All services will be on Zoom only with no in-person...Read more...

December and COVID-19

Just a quick update as the coronavirus surges:

Here at Shomrei Torah we are completely virtual at this time All services, classes and meetings take place on zoom Our weekly email has all the links Including tomorrow night's virtual auction!

We will light the Hanukkah Menorah each night at 8pm in our evening minyan zoom, you can join us for minyan at 7:45 or just come at 8pm if you would like to light with others  The...Read more...

Congregational HH Planning Update Zoom Recording

Topic: Congregational HH Planning Update
Date: Aug 17, 2020 08:22 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/ptNqErOq0mVLb6vUq06cYZ8BIou8X6a80XceqfcKxB7NPeRts4zeAKxu1H_K5wEL

Password: Y45%JXrr

 

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High Holiday Plan Update

Although our building at 30 Hinchman Ave may be on temporary lockdown, Shomrei Torah remains open and continues to offer a full complement of worship, education and community activity through Zoom. As we develop our High Holiday plans, with Rosh Hashanah beginning Friday evening, September 18 on the secular calendar, we will build on our recent experience of providing warm and meaningful services. As Rabbi Mark has shown us, worship at a...Read more...

COVID-19 Together (Fri, Mar 27)

As we finish our second week with each of us in our homes, with the doors to our beloved Shomrei Torah shut, we seek ways to overcome our fears and to remain connected. In a remarkably short time we have launched ourselves into the world of virtual connections. Where we used to gather in the synagogue, we now gather in zoom chat rooms. We come together to pray, to learn and simply to check-in with one...Read more...

Streaming Seder

Please find below a letter from Rabbi Joshua Heller, chair of the CJLS rites and ritual subcommittee providing guidance for communities affected by COVID-19. Thanks to Rabbis Aaron Alexander, Pamela Barmash and Ashira Konigsburg for contributions. Please note that this is not an official responsum of the CJLS. 

In many communities, medical professionals advise or public authorities have mandated that...Read more...

Kashrut Subcommittee of the CJLS Recommendations for Passover 5780 in Light of COVID-19

Needless to say, this year’s Passover will offer new and particularly complicated challenges to the many observances associated with holiday. In this update, we will offer some guidance for those affected by COVID-19.

Though we are all experiencing the impact of COVID-19, different geographic areas differ in particular challenges, and often at different times. Our yearly Passover guide expresses the...Read more...

COVID-19 Update (Wed, Mar 18)

It saddens me to say it, but with the newer restrictions down to gatherings of ten or less, coupled with the recommendation that as much as possible people stay home, we have closed the building entirely.  We
will not be having even Shabbat services until the government tells us things have improved. 
 
While we can’t gather in person, we can still connect with one another. I’ve had people ask how they can help...Read more...

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