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Eruv is Pending for Shabbat August 6-7

This is Island Synagogue

A Modern Orthodox congregation that welcomes Jews of all backgrounds
and levels of observance

 

UPDATED Covid Policy for island Synagogue - 7.24.21

Dear Friends and Congregants,

We are delighted to have relaunched Shabbat Kiddushim and to see increasing attendance at our synagogue's services.  With more contagious COVID variants spreading through King County and nationwide, we need to temporarily reintroduce some COVID safety measures, especially regarding unvaccinated children. While we treasure our children and yearn to involve them in synagogue life, we also recognize that no children under 12 are vaccinated, putting them at high risk to contract COVID and to transmit it to others.

  • Masking for vaccinated persons is now recommended although not required.
  • Children (and adults) not fully vaccinated are expected to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose at all times while indoors. If your child cannot wear a mask consistently and correctly, please keep them and us safe by not bringing them to synagogue at this time. We make an exception for infants, who may remain with their parent during services provided that they remain socially distanced.
  • Children not fully vaccinated should be under an adult's supervision at all times while in the building. Remember that indoor kiddush is for fully vaccinated persons only.

These measures are based on new CDC public health guidance and consistent with Orthodox Union directives. Our overarching priority is to protect the health and well-being of our congregants and the broader community, and to enable rich synagogue life in that context. We constantly monitor health statistics and scientific developments, and will update these measures as conditions change.

Thank you for your assistance,

Jon Newman

President, Island Synagogue

 

HEALTHY COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN GUIDELINES 

  • TAKE THE COVID-19 VACCINE (UNLESS YOUR PHYSICIAN ADVISES OTHERWISE)
  • PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU HAVE COLD, FLU, FEVER, OR COUGH SYMPTOMS
  • PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN THE PAST 14 DAYS
  • IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN FULLY VACCINATED (14 days since final dose), PLEASE HELP PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS:
    • WEAR A MASK WHILE YOU ARE ON THE PREMISES OR IN PUBLIC AREAS
    • PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING BY MAINTAINING A MINIMUM OF 6 FEET SEPARATION FROM EVERYONE ELSE (except members of the same household)
    • USE HAND SANITIZER OR WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY
  • PLEASE STAY HOME (EVEN IF YOU HAVE NO SYMPTOMS) IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN FULLY VACCINATED AND:
    • YOU HAVE A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER WITH COVID-19 SYMPTOMS OR YOU HAVE HAD EXPOSURE TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19 SYMPTOMS IN THE PAST 14 DAYS, or
    • YOU HAVE TRAVELED OUT-OF-STATE IN THE PAST 10 DAYS, or
    • YOU HAVE SOCIALIZED INDOORS WITH NOT FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY IN THE PAST 10 DAYS

VACCINES, MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING, & CLEAN HANDS SAVE LIVES.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. 

Rabbi Kornfeld's Classes on Zoom

Daniel in the Lion's Den: What really happened? 

8-miraculous "saves" in Tanach 

 In the prayers for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we ask Hashem to save us the way some of our ancestors were saved. We'll learn about 8 of these miraculous events. 

4 Week class: Wednesday @ 7pm

Text: Tanach

Location: Island Synagogue Library or ZOOM

To watch the first class, click HERE to watch it 

To watch the second class, click HERE to watch it  

 

Practical Halacha 

Daily class: Monday - Friday @ 11:30am

Text: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch

Location: Island Synagogue Library oZOOM

 

Talmud Class

Weekly class: Thursday @ Noon

Location: Island Synagogue Library or ZOOM

 

Lulav ad Etrog

Arbah Minim for Sukkot 2021

We once again offer you the opportunity to purchase your Arbah Minim (lulav and etrog set) through Island Synagogue.As always, we invite you to tell your family and friends about this opportunity.

There are two sets of Arbah Minim available through our synagogue. 

1. The Basic Arbah Minim set of etrog, lulav, hadassim and aravot is priced at $61.00*.

2. The Deluxe Arbah Minim set, priced at $71.00*, contains hand chosen etrog, lulav, hadassim and aravot based upon their halachic beauty, to enable you to beautify the mitzvah.

All etrogim, basic and deluxe, will not have pitoms. 

 CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW

 Be sure to Login to your account before making your order

All sets will be available for pick-up at the synagogue. We will let you know the date and time when they are available.  If you cannot be there, please arrange for someone else to pick up your set during that time.  

We hope that you choose to join this wonderful program. Your participation helps to fulfill the mitzvah of Arbah Minim on Sukkot, as well as foster a sense of community spirit for our synagogue community. 

If you have any questions about these orders please contact Keith at office@islandsynagogue.org

The deadline for orders is Monday, August 30th at 11:59 p.m.

Daily Indoor Services

Services:

Shacharit will tentatively be Sundays @ 8am,  Mondays through Thursdays 7am. Please call or Text Rabbi Kornfeld @ 206-679-9117 to confirm your participation and to confirm it will be happening. 

VISIT US

Our hospitality committee is dedicated to creating a welcoming atmosphere for observant Jews visiting Island Synagogue.

If you are visiting Western Washington, or would like simply to visit Island Synagogue for Shabbat or a holiday, please contact us at Hospitality@islandsynagogue.org and we will do our best to accommodate your needs and introduce you to our warm community.

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