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Important Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and B'nai Torah

Rabbi Colin and the Presidents

 
 
 

March 12, 2020

Dear B'nai Torah community:

As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact and disrupt daily life, we know that you are concerned about both the health and public safety implications of the virus and also the short- and long-term repercussions to you and your families

With this in mind, we want to assure you that B'nai Torah stands with you in every way. Rabbi Colin, the staff and our leadership have been working on a sound, safe plan for the synagogue in light of new information regarding the coronavirus. We are thankful that there are no confirmed cases in our synagogue community, but we must act in the interests of the health and safety of all our congregants.

We therefore are implementing the following plan for our community, which we will update regularly:

  • All in-person group functions, gatherings and meetings scheduled to take place in the building for the next 30 days are CANCELLED or POSTPONED to a later date.

  • Services are CANCELLED beginning tomorrow evening.

  • Options for Bar/Bat Mitzvah families are being addressed directly with the families in a separate communication.

  • Other life cycle events, like funerals or baby namings will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the rabbi.

  • Talmud Torah classes are currently CANCELLED. An on-line option for classes is being implemented and will be addressed with Talmud Torah families in a separate communication.

  • Nursery School is CLOSED. Updates will be provided directly to nursery school families.

  • Bingo is currently CANCELLED

On a positive note:

 Rabbi Colin and the Ritual Committee WILL be running an online Parsha of the Week class on Wednesday evening from 8-9 p.m. A dial-in number will be provided.

Rabbi Colin will continue to work in the building during this time. We ask that if you would like to schedule a meeting with him, please call ahead, 203-268-6940, to let us know that you'll be coming into the building. Rabbi Colin will continue his lessons with the B'nai Mitzvah students at this time and the building will be open to them.

We will also be conducting a deep clean of every part of the building, so we are prepared when the building re-opens.

Please take all precautions to stay safe and healthy at this time. Please be thoughtful and follow the latest updates from the CDC and government experts. We will get through this together, as a community, and support those in need.

B'shalom,

Rabbi Colin, Amanda, Beverly and Fred

 

 

Thu, June 4 2020 12 Sivan 5780