We're excited to begin a phased reopening of our building for in-person worship services in April with limitations on crowd size and strict mask and distancing guidelines in place. At the same time, we will continue to livestream services for those at home.
The Temple will remain closed for in-person programs, classes, Religious School, and meetings. The leadership will continue to monitor the situation in the coming weeks, with the possibility of canceling or limiting in-person gatherings if conditions warrant and following recommendations of the congregation’s COVID Task Force. Upcoming life-cycle events, including b’nei mitzvah, also would fall under the guidelines.
Worship services will be held in the Sanctuary only, with a maximum of 50 people to allow for distancing. The Temple will continue to livestream Shabbat services, though access will change from Zoom to YouTube. Outdoor options will be considered as weather conditions allow.
Information will be provided to congregants prior to beginning in-person services to explain pandemic safety protocols that will be utilized. A reservation system will be instituted for those who would like to attend a given service. Please understand that priority reservations will be needed for some services, such as simchas or Religious School programming. Please also regularly check your communications from the Temple in case of any changes as a service approaches.
We recognize this is a challenging time for everyone. The Temple is a kehillah kedoshah, a holy community, that is here for you. Please reach out to us if you any questions or concerns. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact us at (260) 744-4245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue to keep our members updated regularly. Please also check for information on our website and our congregational Facebook page.
Find latest updates from the Allen County Department of Public Health
and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention