Announcing Our Return to the Shomrei Sanctuary

I want to tell you about some exciting things that are about to happen at Shomrei.  As we continue to reopen the synagogue and find our new normal, I am thrilled to let you know that beginning on Saturday, November 13 we will be returning to the sanctuary for Shabbat morning services.  For now, the time of services will remain the same – 9:30 am – and will be in person as well as streamed.

The sanctuary is looking great with new lighting and the ark area ceiling repaired and painted.  We are awaiting new doors for the rear of the sanctuary as well and hopefully they will be installed shortly.  While we installed the new HVAC system a year ago, we haven’t had the opportunity to worship in the sanctuary together and now we will benefit from the improved air flow and filtration from that investment.

We plan to resume kiddush in late December/early January and will be working out those logistics as well so stay tuned.  It may look a bit different but the one thing that is the same is the feeling of community that we will once again experience as we celebrate Shabbat together.

We are also working with the JLC to coordinate timing of services to make it easier for families to participate and gather and we will keep you posted as our plans progress.

As always, the safety of our community is our top priority and as we continue to roll out plans to return, we will be in close consultation with our Medical Advisory group, Rabbi Greenstein, and our Education team.

Please check Shomrei Week for the many programs and classes that are being held and if you have an idea for a program or class that you would like to see, please contact me at email hidden; JavaScript is required .  You will also find the most recent COVID protocols on the website.

Looking forward to seeing you at Shabbat services in our lovely sanctuary on November 13!

Miriam Haimes
President, Congregation Shomrei Emunah

Editor’s note: This message was originally emailed to the congregation on November 4th.

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