Temple Sholom's Response to Coronavirus

Dear Temple Sholom Community:

While news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly evolving, we want to take a moment to share some of the preventive measures Temple Sholom is taking to ensure that our community remains healthy and safe.
Our clergy and staff, along with our lay leaders, are monitoring information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). We are also in close communication with other synagogues, schools and organizations to ensure that we follow a “best practices” approach, and are able to convey the most up-to-date information to our community.
Please know that we are taking great care to minimize the spread of all viruses by doing the following:
  • Those who come to the temple, including our students, are encouraged to wash their hands frequently and to cover their mouths and noses when coughing and sneezing. We are also increasing the amount of hand sanitizer available throughout the building.

  • Congregants and other members of our community are asked to stay at home when experiencing flu-like symptoms. And for those with children at Gan Shalom or in Religious School, please remember that all students must be fever-free and symptom-free for 24 hours, without medication, to attend class or other temple activities. As always, if you or a family member are not feeling well, please stay at home until you are feeling better.

  • Our facilities team and cleaning service remain diligent in the regular, ongoing and special cleaning / disinfecting of the building.
  • We will continue to provide updates on any changes, and, if necessary, any cancellations of classes, programs, or other events.
While the IDPH has noted that the risk of infection to Illinois residents remains low, we ask for your continued partnership in reducing the spread of all communicable infections.  With this in mind, below we are providing links to resources that you will find helpful: 

Finally, please know that the Temple Sholom clergy and staff are here for you. Feel free to reach out should you have any questions or want to discuss this on a more personal level.
Thank you for your partnership in keeping our congregational community safe and healthy.
Thank you,

Shoshanah Conover , Associate Rabbi