Archive: July 2021

Plan for In-Person Services (Kehillat Hadar, NY)

Posted on July 4, 2021

The Boards of KH and SZ have approved the following plan to for in-person Shabbat morning services, in keeping with the principles we shared in June 2020. We continue to endeavor to be thoughtful about each aspect and phase of this plan, consistent with our conservative approach to risk. Details of the current plan are below. We welcome your questions and feedback Continue Reading »

Phased Reopening: Updated Coronavirus Guidelines for On-Site Activities (Beth El Temple, West Hartford, CT)

Posted on June 23, 2021

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High Holidays 5782: Bring in a New Year with CBI! (Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains, NJ)

Posted on June 23, 2021

Today is the day to start making your High Holiday plans. Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of Sept 6th which is Labor Day. We are pleased to announce that Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & 2 as well as Yom Kippur services will be held in-person in the CBI sanctuary. Attendance will be limited to the first 600 Continue Reading »

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON REOPENING: An Exciting Day in Our History (B’nai Israel, Rockville, MD)

Posted on June 22, 2021

Dear B’nai Israel,Sixteen months ago we closed our doors in the face of a situation none of us had experienced before. Our community rallied to maintain programs, services, and school (albeit in a very different way), and for that we are very grateful. Today we write with the exciting news that our synagogue is ready Continue Reading »

Principles for Meeting in Person (Kehillat Hadar)

Posted on June 20, 2021

The current challenges we’re navigating – individually, in our families, and as a community – have often felt even harder because we can’t come together in person to support each other the way we normally would in difficult times. Yet we’re inspired by the ways our community has gotten creative and stayed connected and by Continue Reading »

Updated Guidance for HHD Services for Children Under 12 (and their families) for 2021/5782

Posted on June 20, 2021

This year’s High Holiday programming for children under 12 and their families will once again need to take into account safety measures in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As the number of vaccinated adults and teens continues to rise, and the transmission of COVID-19 is slowing in many places, we have begun to reopen Continue Reading »


Posted on June 3, 2021

UPDATE FROM THE SAFETY COMMITTEEWe want to thank all congregants for their patience and for working with us in maintaining asafe environment for our community.  We have been reviewing the most recentrecommendations from the CDC and the updated guidelines from the State of New Jersey. With the latest information, we are implementing the following changes and Continue Reading »

Rituals for Reflection, Reconnection, and Returning 2021 (Rabbi Chai Levy, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, CA)

Posted on May 24, 2021

I’ve compiled everything into this one handy doc for your convenience. Feel free to use anything that is helpful to you. Some of this material was inspired by resources offered by IJS, JTS, the Rabbinical Assembly, Hadar and the Dreaming up 5781 facebook group. Glad we can all help each other and share ideas. Click Continue Reading »

High Holiday Townhall about Reopening (Hewlett East Rockaway Jewish Center)

Posted on August 19, 2020

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