Mishkan Ha’am Updated COVID Policy for April 2022
The re-opening committee met on 3/20. Based on the current COVID trends, we decided on the following updated policy. We will continue to reassess as needed, and will actively monitor trends and public health guidance.
- For all indoor events, masks are required. (KN95, N95 or KF94 masks encouraged).
- Those who are not fully vaccinated are required to take a rapid test prior to attending.
- With the arrival of spring, we will attempt to meet outside as much as possible. Masks will be optional for outdoor events.
- For indoor events, we will continue to utilize the downstairs area of the Church in order to maximize ventilation.
- If you are not feeling well, we ask you to attend via zoom.
The re-opening committee also discussed the future of hybrid offerings at Mishkan Ha’am. We will continue to offer a virtual option for in-person gatherings. We will consider a proposal to enhance the technology we use for hybrid programs so the experience is more seamless for those in the room and those on zoom. In the meantime, the virtual option for hybrid events may be more of a passive than participatory experience. We thank you for your patience as we explore the best ways to create community for all involved.
Jonathan Moskin, President
Rosa Smith, Vice President
Solomon Hoffman, Rabbinic Leader
Lag Ba’Omer and Havdallah Gathering
May 21st, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Beczak Environmental Education Center in Yonkers
In person only
Bring your own dinner for a communal picnic. We’ll end Shabbat together as we watch the sun set at this beautiful park on the banks of the Hudson, with magnificent views of the Palisades. While there are multiple origin stories for the holiday of Lag Ba’Omer, one thread is finding joy in a challenging time. We will sing songs new and familiar as a way of sharing our joy and collective energy. You are welcome to bring blankets/chairs. Click here for directions. In the event of rain, the event will be canceled.
May 24th, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
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Meeting ID: 875 9657 5282
Adult Ed: Intro to the Zohar and Jewish Mysticism
May 26th, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
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Meeting ID: 897 4018 8578
Note this new date for our final adult ed session of the year.
In this session, we will learn about the Zohar – one of the foundational works of Jewish mysticism and kabbalah. Emerging in 13th century Spain, the Zohar offers creative interpretations of the Torah, God and Jewish practice. It gave rise to many other mystical texts and movements throughout history and continues to be studied today. We’ll study passages of the text to fully appreciate the radical thinking that produced the work and its uniqueness.