Reopening

Resources

GUIDES TO REOPENING

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)

RESOURCES

ARTICLES AND MEMOS

COST SAVINGS

As a USCJ member, your congregation can take advantage of the below cost savings. Contact our partners directly to begin saving money today.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DISCOUNTS: Synagogues that are looking to stockpile masks, gloves and hand sanitizer can now save on bulk orders through USCJ’s partners, The Buying Networks, MPG Promotions, A&M Industrial, and Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). You will find medical masks that are three layers and hand sanitizers which meet or exceed the 70% ethanol requirement to kill COVID-19, while leaving hands soft. Gloves and hand sanitizer are also available. For more information click here.

Synagogues can also utilize the Jewish Together PPE Purchasing Portal, which has special discounts.

STREAMSPOT: Live streaming company StreamSpot offers a 25% lifetime discount on service plans and a 10% discount on equipment. This offer also applies to congregations already using StreamSpot, who can receive the discount moving forward. Register nowFor more information please contact Geoffrey Hearn.

ZOOM: Especially during this difficult time, where staying connected to clergy, staff, fellow congregants and students is of utmost importance, we are delighted to share with you a new discount program with ZOOM, the leading video conferencing app. USCJ affiliates receive a 15% discount off all newly opened accounts using the code USCJ-ZOOM (apply discount code prior to checkout).

  • Free ZOOM For Religious School: Conducting virtual religious school classes? ZOOM is temporarily lifting the 40-minute time limit on free basic accounts for schools affected by the coronavirus. Click here to learn how to get access for your school.
  • Free ZOOM Tutorial: A free Zoom tutorial will show you all you need to know to get started using this convenient video conferencing tool. Click here.

Upcoming Webinars

AUGUST 5th, 2020 at 2 PM ET

Back to School? A Forum for Early Childhood Educators

Join us for a conversation about navigating the challenges facing preschools amidst COVID-19. We’ll address key issues including safety protocols, sharing of play materials, policies and procedures.

Click here to register.


Webinar Recordings

AUGUST 3, 2020
Discussion of Considerations for Re-Opening Synagogue Buildings

  • Materials and resources in the Sharepoint drive above.

JULY 14, 2020
Back to Business: Developing a Reopening Plan
Use the password: 8X&2=1.b

JUNE 24, 2020
Enhancing Your High Holiday Live Streaming Experience
Use the password  3r?!118E

JUNE 18, 2020
Taking Zoom Programs and Services to the Next Level

JUNE 11, 2020
How to Reopen – Part 2: Making the Leadership Decision
(presented by JFNA)

JUNE 3, 2020
How to Reopen – Part I: Preparing for the Safety and Security Issues
(presented by JFNA)

JUNE 2, 2020
Developing Your Synagogue’s Reopening Task Force

This presentation from the Secure Community Network (SCN) included the work from the Resumption of Operations and Organizational Reopening Working Group that is creating guides for the Jewish community as they reopen.

  • Click here to access the webinar recording (password: 9E$M6wG@)
  • Click here for presentation materials.

 

This website will be updated regularly with new resources and information. If you have not found what you are looking for, please check back and/or contact your synagogue consultant for additional information.