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This is Island Synagogue

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

 

UPDATED Covid Policy for island Synagogue - 5.20.21

Dear Friends and Congregants,

 

With gratitude for the widespread availability and usage of COVID-19 vaccines, Island Synagogue is now able to relax the COVID practices we have been following with some modifications since June 2020. Our priority is to protect unvaccinated congregants (including children) and others who cannot fully benefit from the vaccines. We rely on the vigilance and discipline of our congregants and guests to continue our excellent record of COVID-19 safety. We will continue to monitor the situation and make changes as events warrant.

Vaccinations

We call on all member families and guests to seek COVID-19 vaccination immediately for all family members 12 and older, except for those whose personal physician has identified a specific personal contraindication. COVID-19 vaccines are considered safe, effective, and easy to obtain. This is the guidance from our Rabbi, from the Orthodox Union, and from local and national medical experts.

Safety Measures

"Fully vaccinated" persons (those who received their final dose at least 14 days prior) are no longer required to wear face masks on Island Synagogue premises, nor to maintain "social distancing" from other fully vaccinated persons. Those not yet vaccinated must still wear facemasks and socially distance, for their own protection and the protection of others. We understand that this can be difficult for smaller children, whose parents should consider whether shul is a safe environment for their kids at this time. All congregants should respect those who choose to continue to wear facemasks.

Worship Services

Fully vaccinated persons no longer need to engage in social distancing when at the bima, and may resume the processional with the Sefer Torah. Please remain in your seats during the procession.

Kiddushim

Starting around June 5, we will gradually begin to reintroduce kiddushes after Shabbat Shacharit/Mussaf worship. Kiddush will initially be for fully vaccinated persons only, and our kitchen team will introduce safety measures such as predefined portions.

Survey

Please complete this online survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TSK2FVL) to help Island Synagogue evaluate our readiness to return more fully to our regular practices. Please answer promptly, and once for each member of your family who attends Island Synagogue in person.

With prayers for the health of our community and for peace in Eretz Israel,

Jon Newman, President, Island Synagogue

 

 

HEALTHY COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN GUIDELINES 2021.05.20

  • 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. 

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. 

Rabbi Kornfeld's Classes on Zoom

Parshah and Pirkei Avot Zoom Class is on HOLD for summer break. Classes will return in early September.

Talmud Zoom Class WILL CONTINUE Thursdays @ 12:00pm 

Click Here for Talmud Zoom.

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.

Sun, June 13 2021 3 Tammuz 5781