COVID policy (8/9/21)

As you can imagine, due to the spread of the new Coronavirus variant, we face a harsh reality. We are once again forced to take extra steps to protect ourselves and our community. 

To this effect, Chabad Board met on Sunday, August 8th, and adopted the following policy for the safety and well-being of us all. Please follow this policy any time you enter the Chabad Center. 

A. Masks are mandatory for everyone inside the Chabad building over two years old (excluding the preschool students).

B. Masks must be adequately worn, covering the nose and mouth (as Covid is spread through the nose.)

C. Six feet of social distancing must be maintained

D. Vaccinations are a prerequisite for anyone who participates in a leading role at Chabad - i.e., leading services, blowing Shofar, reading from Torah, food preparation, etc. A person who has had Covid has a four-month window from the time of positive test result to get vaccinated. 

E. For Rosh Hashana Onegs, individually packaged kits that include a small wine cup, honey cake, and water will be distributed at the end of service. The Kiddush will take place at the podium. 

Masks are not necessary when on the playground.

High Holidays:

• We will be offering a two hour service 10:00-12:00pm on the first and second days of Rosh Hashanah, September 7 & 8.

• Please make reservations in advance for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur so that we may adequately prepare. Click Here for Reservations 

• For anyone uncomfortable entering the building, we invite you to celebrate Rosh Hashana by joining the following programs: 

On the first day of Rosh Hashanah (Tuesday, September 7th), we are offering Tashlich service at 5:00 pm, where we will be walking together several blocks to a pond for that prayer.

On the second day of Rosh Hashanah (Wednesday, September 8th), we will offer “Shofar in the Park” at 5:00 pm at Potter Park, which will include Shofar blowing, Honey cake, apple with honey, and holiday songs - it’s free of charge to all. Click here for reservations 

• This year, we will again be offering a Rosh Hashanah meal to go, catered by Michael’s On East. Please call the office for details and deadline: 925-0770.