Mishkan Ha’am COVID Policy effective 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
Adult Ed – Turning Toward Teshuvah in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
August 28th, 11:00am – 1:00pm
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Meeting ID: 818 7452 1131
We will meet on Rosh Hodesh Elul, the beginning of the month that precedes the High Holidays. It is traditionally a month of beginning the process of teshuvah (literally returning, or repentance) so that we can be prepared for the spiritual weight of this season. Solomon will share some of his experience of studying and traveling throughout Israel and Palestine this summer, and talk about the potential for teshuvah in light of the ongoing conflict. He will incorporate the narratives of Israelis and Palestinians, as well as his own takeaways. We will explore teshuvah as both an individual and collective process, and where we might fit in as American Jews.
Steering Committee Meeting
September 6th, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
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Meeting ID: 844 9197 1375
Friday Night Community Shabbat – Welcome Back Service with She’arim
September 9th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
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