Special Coronavirus Message
Update — As of Monday, March 23, we are holding weekday Maariv virtual minyans at 8 PM Monday – Thursday, and will hold Friday evening virtual services at 6 PM and Sunday morning virtual Shaharit services at 9:15 AM – check the weekly e notices each week for information on how to join each service.
On Sunday, March 15, The Board of Trustees of South Huntington Jewish Center held a virtual meeting, and made the following difficult but necessary decisions, made to best protect our congregants from the coronavirus.
Effective immediately, religious services are suspended in order to avoid risking people’s lives, which is the highest value. Pekuah Nefesh. Please continue to look for our emails to learn when and how we will be able to return to our normal pattern. As of now, we do not anticipate these measures to change before Passover at the earliest. The SHJC office will be closed starting Monday, March 16, at 3:00 PM. Thereafter, staff will work remotely and can be contacted via email and phone. There will be no in person meetings at the synagogue. Meetings will be held virtually. We are looking into various ways of having virtual events to keep our community together. These measures are in addition to those already reported to our Religious School and Early Childhood families; school will proceed with online learning.
We are hoping this social distancing will help to slow down the spread of the coronavirus in our community and for all who we would (otherwise) meet, and taking these extremely unusual measures as our social obligation. We are family. If you need any personal assistance during these trying times, please don’t hesitate to contact our Hesed Coordinator, Allen Hecht, at email@example.com, or our President, Gwen Lichtman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also note: There are many Conservative live-streaming options in lieu of services at our synagogue. United Synagogue is publishing a spreadsheet of synagogues who are livestreaming. See the USCJ list which also gives service times. This list is being updated daily as additional congregations report. Be aware of the varying time zones if you plan to “attend” these services.
‘… if you would, do not go on without stopping by … Let some water be brought, and wash your feet. Rest under the tree. I will get a morsel of bread for you to refresh yourselves. Then you can continue on your way. After all, you are passing by my house.’ Bereishit 18:3-5
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Passover is coming. The first Seder is Wednesday, April 8. Click here for the form to sell your Hametz. For a direct link to the Rabbinic Assembly guide to Passover, click here. Since the synagogue is closed you can pick up a Bedikat Hametz kit at the front door of the synagogue on the Sanctuary side Continue Reading »
Please click here to get the weekly message from Rabbi Michael Gold, who is the Rabbi at Temple Beth Torah, Tamarac Jewish Center in Tamarac, Florida. His message is one of the handouts at our in-person Shabbat Services, so we are including it here for those who are interested.
Sisterhood wants to thank those who participated in their Shalah Manot Purim Baskets project. It was a huge success. Not only did we raise much needed funds, we also gave you the opportunity to satisfy the mitzvah of Shalah Manot. More of you participated in this project than ever before. We hope you enjoyed the contents. Make sure you use Continue Reading »
The Book/Author event, with Steve Israel discussing his book “Big Guns”, originally scheduled for Thursday, April 23 has been postponed. Look for new date when scheduled. This program is in partnership with the Jewish Book Council and the Sid Jacobsen JCC.
Our next Friday Night Alive service with instrumental music will be on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:15 PM. Dinner by prior reservation at 6:30 PM.