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Cancellations & Rescheduled Events/Meeting, March 13, 2020

As we monitor the spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, we write to share with you how Temple Sinai is responding. We invite your partnership in both mitigating the spread of the illness and helping us conduct our sacred work under modified conditions.

Our decisions remain based on up-to-date guidance from the CDC and local Departments of Public Health. We also know that this is a rapidly evolving situation, and as new information becomes available about the spread of COVID-19, we will continue to review and adapt our protocols to meet this challenge.

Cancelled or Rescheduled Events/Meetings:

  • Soferet Visit, March 15-16: We arrived at a mutual decision with Soferet Linda Coppleson to reschedule her visit with us. We are still planning her originally scheduled visit May 17-18 and will schedule another weekend in the future. Don't worry; you'll still have plenty of opportunities to take part in the writing of a new Torah to honor Rabbi Jamie Gibson's 32 years at Temple Sinai.
  • Lunch & Learn with Artist Kara Snyder, Sunday, March 15: We will reschedule this event for a later date.
  • Brotherhood Discussion Group, Sunday, March 15: Brotherhood has cancelled this month's discussion group.
  • WoTS Talk & Board Meeting, Sunday, March 15: WoTS has cancelled this month's meeting and will reschedule the guest speaker for a later date.
  • Young Adult: Adulting 101 Fire Safety Session, Thursday, March 19: The City of Pittsburgh Fire Department has cancelled their session due to new commitments in the community to support their coronavirus safety protocols. We will reschedule for for a later date.
  • Young Adult: YES SHE CAN Q&A and Book Signing, Sunday, March 22: This event has been postponed and will be reschedule for a later date.

Please note that we will send an abbreviated April issue of ChaiLights to your homes to reflect our fluid response to the coronavirus situation. We will update you on events, meetings, and services by email, on our website, and through social media.

TIPS TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE

  • Please stay home when you’re not feeling well or have come into contact with someone who is sick. Enjoy our Shabbat Evening Service live streamed online.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. We will have ample hand sanitizer at services for your convenience. Click for the CDC's recommendations for proper hand washing.
  • Cover your coughs with a tissue, dispose of the tissue, and then wash your hands.
  • Limit physical greetings like hugs, kisses, and handshakes. A friendly smile and wave should take their place for now.
  • Avoid touching your face—especially your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Again, wash your hands frequently with soap and water. This can’t be repeated too often. It is the most recommended step to avoid spreading germs.

For more information, the CDC website offers in-depth information on how coronavirus spreads, its symptoms, prevention and treatment, testing, and updates.

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