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                          Reopening Information



Dear Rodeph Sholom Family,

During these challenging times we remain optimistic that thoughtful planning will facilitate a safe and gradual reopening of Rodeph Sholom. For this reason, we have put together a reopening committee and they met for the first time last week. It is the feeling of the committee that we would like to start with some small steps to bringing back some in person Shabbat services. We will continue to have drive in Shabbat on Friday nights. For Saturday morning services, we will start allowing 10 congregants to join us at Rodeph in person. We will continue to have all services streamed over Zoom so those of you that do not feel comfortable coming in to Rodeph and for those of you who are unable to sign up for Shabbat, given the limited number, you will still be able to participate as you are now.

The extra safety precautions that will be followed for in a person Shabbat services are as follows:

1. Everyone will need to wear face coverings from home and they need to fully cover your nose and mouth.
2. Strict social distancing of 6 ft will be followed.
3. We will be doing temperature scans upon entry and if you have a temperature > 100.4 F, you will be asked to return home.
4. If you have a cough, other respiratory symptoms or are feeling poorly at all, you should not attend.
5. If you have had any recent travel, exposure to anyone with COVID-19 or anyone with pending COVID-19 testing results, we ask that you do not come until it has been 14 days since your exposure or travel.
6. Please bring your own Tallit and yarmulke when possible. If you do need to use one from the synagogue, please put it in a provided bin after you are done with it. Prayer books will be placed on chairs and you can leave them there.
7. Only one person should use the bathroom at a time.
8. There will be no Kiddush luncheon and social distancing should be practiced when exiting.

To sign up for Shabbat services please click here

These are our first steps to some in person prayer at Rodeph. The reopening committee will continue to meet and monitor the Federal, State, and Local health recommendations and how well these small steps are working and then plan for the future accordingly. We completely understand if you do not feel ready to join us in person and will love to continue to see you on Zoom or any other way you have chosen to worship during this unique time.

Marcy Baker
Cantor Kornworcel
Ken Kahn

Thu, November 26 2020 10 Kislev 5781