B’ShERT Reopening: Update 9/24/21

sanctuary viewDear B’ShERT Community,

We are happy to announce that multi-access Shabbat Services—meaning both in-person and on Zoom—will be resuming Friday, September 24, 2021 at 8 PM.  Religious School will be reopening in person on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 9:45 AM.

Here are some of the details you need for this new beginning to run as smoothly as possible:

This Saturday only (9/25), Shabbat services will be on Zoom only so that congregants can participate in the 1 PM “Jews Across the Pond” event on Zoom.

On subsequent Saturdays, multi-access Minyan services will begin at 11:45 AM. Congregants will use the Marlborough Road entrance.

B’Yachad will continue on Zoom only on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 AM.

Friday night poetry discussions will continue on Zoom only, but they will be from 6:30 to 7:30 PM (note the new time) to allow congregants time to get to temple for services.

This Saturday’s Religious School opening and services will take place outdoors, weather permitting.  On subsequent Saturdays, Religious School will use the regular Marlborough Road entrance but will exit through the back of the sanctuary onto Church Avenue.

Each classroom will have air purifiers with HEPA filters.

The Saturday Religious School Tefilah Service is scheduled from 11 to 11:30 AM after instruction time (9:45 to 11 AM).

The following protocols continue to be in place:

Masks must be worn at all times while in the building and cover the mouth and nose.

Proof of vaccination is required for all who are currently eligible. No entry without proof.

Proof will be checked at the door. Congregants and children are encouraged to send a copy of their card to the office so a list can be generated.

If a congregant or child does not feel well, DO NOT come to in-person classes or services.

Your safety and the health of our community continues to be a priority. We hope to be able to continue with the re-opening plans described in this communication, but may need to make changes in the future.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone and wish all a safe, happy and healthy New Year.

Phyllis Schweiger (Chairperson) and the Re-opening Committee

Adrienne Knoll, President B’ShERT