As we have now entered 5782, we are thrilled to turn our attention to re-opening the synagogue, including for Shabbat worship.
We will continue our slow and gradual approach—prioritizing the safety and well-being of our members, staff, and our broader community. We are finalizing our COVID policies and practices regarding masks, distancing, vaccinations, and cleaning, to help keep everyone healthy.
We look forward to updating our FAQs on our website in the days ahead.
Over the next month, the Micah office will re-open on a part-time basis, Machon Micah will start with in person classes on Tuesdays and Sundays, and we will host our first in person Shabbat service.
With respect to Shabbat services, we will begin with Saturday mornings, starting on October 2. We will be limiting attendance in the sanctuary to ensure distancing, and we will require advance sign up online or by calling the office; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a link to register online.
Masks will be required at all times, and for now, there will be no oneg or kiddush before or after services.
We plan to return to limited in-person Friday evening services some time later in the fall. We also hope to open the building for more meetings and activities, but initially, access will be limited to scheduled appointments.
We are also exploring how we can best use our outdoor space, especially while the weather is still warm.
As we return to in person worship, please know that we are committed to a fulfilling prayer experience for those who will continue to be with us virtually. We will be upgrading our live stream capabilities and will be planning the worship with multi-access in mind. Please be patient with us as we learn how to navigate in this new reality. We learned how to do all virtual. We are confident in our ability to learn to create a worship experience that fulfills the needs of those who are physically present as well as those participating through the wonders of technology.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we take these next steps. As always, every step we take is subject to reconsideration as we monitor the pandemic and follow the guidance of our medical professionals.
Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel
Rachel Gross, Executive Director
Beth Werlin, Executive Director