Dear TBC Community,
Like many of you, over the last few weeks, we have been carefully watching the news about the Covid-19 outbreak. We have paid special attention to the recommendations and updates from the CDC, the State of CT, and the Union for Reform Judaism.
As you know, the information about this virus has been changing rapidly, and because the situation in our communities is evolving so quickly, we have decided to err on the side of being overly cautious and are going to
suspend all in-person programming, meetings, and events at TBC for the time being.
As a result of
decisions to close their schools, TBC's Religious School is also closed and will remain closed as long as the public schools remain closed. Director of Lifelong Learning Karin Beitel will be in touch with school families soon about the school's interim plans for our students.
This Friday (3/13) and Saturday (3/14), we will welcome Shabbat and study the Torah portion using
technology to connect digitally
. A special edition of Chailites will arrive on Friday morning and include instructions for connecting to these experiences.
We hope that you will be patient with us as we work to ensure that our community remains strong and connected even as we rely on and explore digital togetherness. This is all new to us, and we are working as quickly as we can.
We know that many of you are feeling frustrated and anxious about the Covid-19 outbreak. Please know that while we are not able to be with one another in person, we will continue to support one another in whatever ways we can. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Rabbi Bearman and Karin Beitel with any of your questions or needs.
Finally, we will continue to reassess our plans on a daily (if not hourly) basis and will be in touch if and when the situation changes.
Chazak, Chazak, V'nitchazek.
Be strong. Be strong. And let us strengthen one another.