December 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Note: No in-person service on Friday(s), November 27th or December 4th.
Only on-line viewing available.
We are very excited to announce that Friday Shabbat evening services will resume in our sanctuary. Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has been our greatest desire to return to the synagogue so that we can celebrate Shabbat as a community.
The following guidelines outline the steps we are taking and detail our expectations for attendees.
The sanctuary layout will be very different from what we were used to pre-COVID. The only seats in the sanctuary will be those provided for those registered to attend services. Seat groupings will be separated by at least 12 feet. Each family group will be seated together as a pod. The clergy will be distanced from you and behind plexiglass. There will be a designated section of the sanctuary for the technology required to livestream and provide for ZOOM participation. The sanctuary will be cleaned before the service and, when possible, doors to the outside will be left open to maximize air ventilation.
In addition to the above, the following guidelines have been established to provide for maximum safety for participants.
Despite all of these efforts, please know that we cannot guarantee a COVID free environment. If you or any of your guests are at HIGH RISK from the virus, we recommend you not attend. The Centers for Disease Control defines “high risk” on its website here. Please remember that our ability to continue to welcome people into our sanctuary is contingent upon county and state guidelines.
Lastly and very importantly, if anyone who has attended a shabbat service, develops any symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive for COVID-19 in the 14-days following, it is imperative that they immediately call the Temple Israel of New Rochelle office and leave a detailed message for Executive Director, Anita Aronoff at (914) 235.1800, ext. 214.
The importance of full compliance with these measures cannot be overstated. We appreciate your cooperation, support, flexibility, and patience.
We look forward to working with you to make these Friday services as safe and meaningful as possible.
Rich Alter, President
Anita Aronoff, Executive Director
Deborah Hirsch, Interim
Randall Schloss, Cantor