together as a spiritual community is one of the most important things we do at
Beth Tzedec. In light of that, we would like to acknowledge concerns about
health and germ-spreading and remind everyone of best practices.
As our rabbis mentioned over Shabbat, they are no longer hugging or shaking hands to wish congregants a "Shabbat Shalom". Instead, join them in finding new ways to wish people a "Good Shabbos" with a big smile, a wave or even a thumbs up.
Kiddush is another important opportunity to go hands-free. Please be concientious about using serving utensils and, when you've finishied eating, place your used plates, napkins, cups and utensils directly in the bin.
To further reduce the spread of germs, we ask that everyone be extra vigilant about washing and disinfecting their hands. There are Purell stations available throughout the synagogue, including at the parking lot entrance and outside the Hendeles Chapel, and our maintnence team will continue to disinfect surfaces throughout the building.
Finally, if you're feeling under the weather, we ask that you please stay home out of consideration for the other members of our community. We share a wonderful, caring kehillah that continues to grow because of the kindness and thoughtfulness of our members. Please protect the most vulnerable members of our community by being vigilant about your own health and habits.
Debbie Rothstein, President