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Shavuot 2020:

Begins sunset of Thursday, May 28, 2020; Ends nightfall of Saturday, May 30, 2020

We are excited to share that we’re ready to open! As you prepare to return, it’s important to note there will be some changes in effect in order to keep everyone safe and healthy as the COVID-19 crisis is not over.

After careful consultation with healthcare professionals, we ask that those who are elderly or have underlying medical conditions should use caution before heading out. We ask that everyone wear a mask to help protect themselves and those around them. In addition, only pre-packaged food will be served.

Additionally, we ask that you RSVP so we know you’re coming and we can ensure crowds won’t be too large and people can continue to pray in a safe way.

We are required to have these safety precautions in place and hope you will work with us to do the correct thing and keep everyone safe.

We look forward to opening and really hope you can join us, if it is safe for you!

We will be reading the Ten Commandments, on Friday May 29, at two separate times to keep the crowd to a minimum. Please RSVP below by May 27. Services will take place outdoors at 445 Choice Street. 

Due to Covid 19, we are all praying from home without a minyan. We look forward to resuming Services together very soon!

We will have a zoom community get together where we will see each other and discuss the 10 commandments. 

Services and Children's Program followed by Torah Reading and DAIRY BRUNCH including CHEESE CAKE AND ICE CREAM BAR Torah Reading begins at 11:00am

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YIZKOR: Shabbat, May 30, 2020

Yizkor in Hebrew means “to remember.” Memory is transcendence. We are creatures blessed with memory. We can transcend not only time, but space, and even the boundaries of the physical world.In the prayer, we pledge to give charity in their memory. When we give charity on their behalf, their souls ascend yet higher with that merit. And they then provide to you guidance and blessing, much more than they were able to from within this world.

Under normal circumstances, Yizkor should be recited during synagogue services in the presence of fellow Jews, each recalling his or her loved ones. 

While synagogue attendance is an important element of Yizkor, it is not a requirement when it is not possible. This year, we will all recite Yizkor privately at home, secure in the knowledge that that is what G‑d wants from us right now, taking comfort in knowing that our loved ones would surely want us to stay safe.

(Note that this is not the case for Kaddish, which may not be recited privately.)

Click here for the Yizkor text