I wanted to let you know some of the things that we are doing to protect your health and safety as it relates to the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. In response to the first reported cases on Long Island, we at Temple Beth Emeth are putting into effect some safeguards to protect the health of you, our congregational family. We are following the recommendations of the New York State Health Department and the Federal Center for Disease Control.
Although we are a very close and affectionate group, please refrain from kissing, hugging and shaking hands with one another.
If you desire a prayer book take a book from the shelf and replace it at the end of the service so that no one else has to touch it. Each week we will use another shelf of prayer books.
Please do not touch your hands or prayer books to the Torah as it makes its way around the congregation.
For the immediate future, Onegs will be put on hold, because of the complications in safely serving food.
Wine and challah will not be served.
Hand washing facilities are fully available.
Extra care is being taken when the Temple is cleaned.
We ask you, or anyone in your household, to please refrain from entering the building if you have recently returned from a high-risk region of the country or abroad and are still in the 14-day day quarantine window.
As much as we love to see all of your beautiful, smiling faces PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK.
Feel free to contact Jay Zuckerman, Vice President if you have any questions or concerns at (cell) 516-241-5741 or email him here. He might not have an immediate answer but will quickly be getting back to you.
We will follow these guidelines here until further notice.
Thank you for your cooperation. Please, let us all stay in good health.