SHABBAT, SEPTEMBER 26TH
Shabbat Shuva
Pasrshat Ha'Azinu
8 Tishrei
Candle lighting 6:29PM
Shabbat concludes 7:27PM
Did you miss Rabbi Levine's Rosh Hashanah Reflections?
Forget About It? How We Can Move Past a Year Gone Wrong

Missed a class? check jewishcenter.org for a recording.
We are pleased to let you know that we intend to continue
having a Shabbat minyan on a go-forward basis.
 
Please join us this Shabbat at The Jewish Center, 
September 25th-26th, 2020
See below for The Jewish Center Minyan Guidelines.

Friday
Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat with Jon Green on zoom at 6:00PM
dial in: 1-646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 841 0391 0817 Password: 891488

Candle lighting 6:29PM

Friday night davening, Minchah, Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv in the Main Sanctuary at 6:40PM- Register here!

Shabbat Morning
Shacharit in the Main Sanctuary at 9:30AM- Register here!
YL Minyan in the Auditourim (1st floor) at 10:15AM- Register here!
Minchah followed by Maariv in the Main Sanctuary at 6:30PM- Register here!

Shabbat Concludes 7:27PM

Motzei Shabbat
Musical Havdalah with Yoni Stokar at 7:45PM
dial in: 1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 879 2795 0403 Password: 171994
Thank you to our Kiddush Sponsors:
 Anonymous sponsor of the Grab n go Kiddush
Vivian & Daniel Chill in Commemoration of the yahrzeit of Vivian's mother,
Pearl Jacobs.
  Marilyn Rothschild in commemoration of the yahrzeit of her mother, Tova Wiesen 

If you would like to sponsor a Virtual Kiddush/Seudah Shlishit please visit jewishcenter.org. These funds will be used as we re-enter our Center and for future Kiddushes and Seudah Shlishit.
MAZAL TOV
Elayna Koevary on her recent engagement to Eric Goldman
Cindy Trop & Stuart Ellman on the recent engagement of Cindy's daughter Arielle to Josh Rubin 
Yom Kippur Appeal
Thank you to everyone who has already participated in our Yom Kippur Appeal. And thank you to everyone who increased their gift! If you have not done so already, we encourage you to support The Jewish Center through these difficult times.
Sunday, September 27th at 4:00PM
join by phone 1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 870 7802 5261
Passcode: 121545
Thank you for participating in our Annual Yizkor Book. For your convenience this years book will be available in both hard copy and digital format.
Preparing for Sukkot
Our rooftop Sukkah will open to those who wish to bring their own meals. To safely accommodate as many people as possible and avoid crowding, we will assign specific times to each individual or family. Please be sure to register by Sunday, September 27th. As always, The Jewish Center is accepting orders for arba minim. If you would like to purchase your lulav and etrog through The Jewish Center, please use our online form. A Comprehensive Guide to Sukkot will be available following Yom Kippur.
The Inclusivity Committee
The JC firmly believes that every Jew and member of our community should be able to fully participate in Jewish life ritual and culture. To that end, and with the help of a grant from the UJA, we have started to implement a variety of inclusivity initiatives such as: Revamping our Newcomers Guide and member application to ensure people of all abilities feel welcome and comfortable in our sanctuary and community. Creating an Inclusivity and Accessibility landing page on our website. We have added closed captioning to our zooms. We will be enhancing all our accessibility signage throughout the building. Once the shul opens, every event invitation will include language to inform us of any special needs that we can accommodate. These are just first steps to making the JC inclusive to all If you have any questions please contact Elana Kaminetzky at elanakay@yahoo.com.
The Jewish Center Minyan Guidelines
Medical Information

  • Before attending a minyan, participants must satisfactorily complete an on-line registration form, including a survey regarding current symptoms and recent exposure.

  • Participants will not be granted admission if:
  • He/she has knowingly been in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has been tested positive for COVID-19.
  • He/she has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • He/she has experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days including, but not limited to fever, cough, loss of smell or taste, sore throat, stomach issues or body aches.
  • He/she has been in a state with a high incidence of COVID-19 (per the list of states issued by NY State) within the past 14 days.

  • Participants will have their temperature taken. Anyone registering a temperature above 99.4°֯F will not be permitted to participate.

  • Anyone who is over 60 years old, or has a compromising condition or lives with someone who does is strongly urged to continue to daven at home and to consult with his/her physician to determine whether it is a good idea to join a minyan.

  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should not attend a minyan within 14 days of the positive test or within 72 hours of having a fever or respiratory symptoms, whichever is longer. Furthermore, anyone who has previously tested positive must also be cleared by a doctor for participation in a minyan.

  • An absolute condition of attending these minyanim is for participants to affirm that they are symptom-free, that they will abide by the rules of distancing (spelled out below) and hygiene.

  • If G-d forbid, a participant develops any symptoms, he/she must immediately contact Rabbi Levine or Aaron Strum with this information.
 
Masks, Distancing & Hygiene

  • For any minyan held, please follow the guidelines for ingress, egress, usage of the restrooms shared prior to the minyan. These may differ based on the location of a minyan.

  • All participants (except for members of the same nuclear home) will be socially distanced at least 6 feet in all directions. To the extent possible, locations for each attendee will be clearly delineated, with each participant standing behind a marker or sitting in a designated seat.

  • Everyone, including baalei tefilla, at every minyan must wear a mask at all times. The mask must cover the mouth and nose and must be worn during the minyan and when entering and exiting the minyan location.

  • Every participant should bring their own hand sanitizer.

Minyan Attendance

  • Pre-registration is required. Registrants must daven in the service for which they have registered at all times.

  • Regrettably, children under the age of 11 may not attend.

  • Each participant will bring his/her own siddur/chumash and, to 
the extent used, tallit.
 
Davening

  • Services will be abbreviated.

  • “Heicha Kedusha” (i.e., combined recitation of silent and repetition of the Amidah) will be used wherever possible.

  • Singing or speaking loudly undermine the efficacy of masks, even outdoors. As such, no singing will be permitted during the service.

  • To keep the service as expeditious as possible, there will be no divrei Torah.

  • Shacharit will begin with Nishmat.
        
  • When the Torah is read, the baal koreh will receive all aliyot.

Congregating
 
  • As much as we would love the opportunity to speak with one another, we must insist that congregants disperse immediately upon the conclusion of services.

  • Strict guidelines will be in place regarding ingress and egress from The Jewish Center building and any other minyan location. Please follow these protocols closely.
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