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Covid-19 Update
 
 
 

B”SD

Dear Friend:

Chabad at the Beaches will hold services For Shavuot on Friday and Shabbos morning, May 29 & 30th, at 10:00 AM. We will read the Torah, followed by Musaf. Yizkor will be said on Shabbos after Torah reading (around 10:30 am). These services are of course subject to change depending on unfolding circumstances over the days and weeks ahead.

We understand that this is strange and different. We also completely understand the difficulty in adapting to change. We hope and pray that this is all very temporary and with Hashem’s help, we see an end to this pandemic and indeed all disease is eradicated imminently with the coming of Moshiach.

  • We want to ensure our safety, not just strictly follow the law. Governmental regulations were not designed to address the realities of a close knit  Jewish community. An abrupt return to all of this, while tempting, risks our communities suffering reversals of whatever gains were achieved during the difficult months of quarantine endured. 

 

Practices until further notice: 

 

  • We must avoid handshakes and any physical contact; 

  • Children must remain with parents at all times. For Shavuos, we recommend bringing your children under the age of 12 for 20 minutes on Friday just for the Torah reading. 

  • Anyone with a cough, shortness of breath, a 99.6 degree fever or higher, chills, muscle pain, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell must stay home and not endanger his fellow congregants.

  • Masks must be worn. This applies to everyone at all times and all ages until further notice.

  • Those over 65, who are in a nursing home, living with an elderly person, have a lung disease, are immunocompromised, obese, have diabetes, or kidney or liver disease should maintain enhanced vigilance. These individuals should seek the counsel of their Rabbi and Doctors about if they are permitted to attend.  

  • People should bring their own Tallis, Kipa and Siddur whenever possible.  Please bring your own bag before Shabbos/Holiday or ask and we will designate one for you with kipa/tallis/siddur for you  in it. 

  • Services will be held outside or in an open air space whenever possible.

  • Families will be seated 6 feet apart. 

  • We must take our temperature regularly. Anyone who has high fever should not attend for at least 48 hours.

  • Chabad Centers in NE FL can only remain open if the shul can abide by these guidelines. If the guidelines can’t be followed the synagogue must immediately close without warning. We ask that you are mindful of this regardless of your opinion on the matter out of an abundance of love and respect for each other.

 

We want to emphasize that the CoVid 19 pandemic appears to be far from over. Even as parts of society begin to reopen we urge you to continue to remain vigilant, including: hand hygiene, social distancing, staying home whenever possible and wearing a mask when warranted. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding in these unique times. Remember, that even while we are praying alone, G‑d is still very present in our homes. We are confident that He hears our prayers, and will grant complete healing to all who need. 

Sincerely,

Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky

If you have any questions or concerns, I am available to you as always on my cell phone, 904-910-5676.

 
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