Adat Yeshurun – Phase 1 of Reconvening at Adat Yeshurun
- To sign up for this Shabbat (7/10-11) and Next Week’s (7/12-16) services please use the following link. Even if you already registered… please RE-REGISTER REGISTER HERE
- Please note, the office staff cannot register for you.
Guidelines for “Phase 1” of RE-Opening Adat Yeshurun
The guidelines below apply each week.
We along with our fellow Rabbis at Beth Jacob, and under the guidance of our Gedolim, ask that you PLEASE DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY UNSANCTIONED MINYANIM.
Community discipline at large is required for these minyanim to continue, and for us to progress to subsequent stages as time goes on.
6:45 AM: Shacharis
6:45 PM: Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat
9:00 AM: Shabbat Morning Shacharit
6:00 PM: Mincha
Please note the Shul will be closed after Mincha till Ma’ariv. Seudah Shlishit will be at home.
8:55 PM: Motzei Shabbat Ma’ariv
If you are driving to shul after Shabbat, please remember to say “Baruch HaMavdil ben Kodesh L’Chol” before returning for Ma’ariv. Shabbat ends at 8:37.
Locations of services:
All davening will take place outside. Upon entering into the shul a guard will direct you to the location of the minyan. Only those who have RSVP’d are allowed to attend services. There will also be either a Rabbi or Gabbai at each Minyan who are there to ensure everything is running smoothly and in line with these protocols.
Eligibility for attending services:
During this 1st and initial phase, we are limiting participation to men and women who are between the ages of Bar/Bat Mitzvah and 65. Children under the ages of 11 (girls) and 12 (boys) WILL NOT be allowed in accordance with CA State Guidelines. Those over the age of 65 or in a high-risk group (i.e. diabetic, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease etc.) should consult with their physician in order to attend.
Anyone with any of the following symptoms, as outlined by the CDC, cannot attend services at this time: Cough; Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; Fever; Chills; Muscle pain; Sore throat; New loss of taste or smell. In addition, anyone without these specific symptoms but does not feel well may not attend.
If one has been infected with COVID-19 or has self-quarantined because of exposure to an individual infected or suspected to have been infected with COVID-19, they must be symptom-free for at least 2 weeks before attending services.
Please note: These criteria allow one to attend a minyan, they do not obligate one to do so; one is certainly entitled to be more cautious and daven alone.
One may only attend services if they commit to adhering to these general procedures:
- Wear a mask the entire time you are present at the minyan, with no exception.
- Stay in your marked and designated location from when you arrive until when you leave, ensuring 6ft of distance is kept between one another.
- Arrive and leave in a timely manner (preferably one by one) for the sole purpose of davening; no conversing with others or congregating at the minyan or outside on the street. The purpose of this is solely to limit social contact to its absolute minimum for the time being.
- Bring your own needed items (siddur, tallis/tefillin).
- Be prepared to have limited access to a restroom or other facilities (If you absolutely need, you must disinfect the bathroom after use. The restroom will be limited to only one person at a time).
- If you begin to not feel well during the Minyan please leave Immediately and we ask you not to attend minyanim until the symptoms and concerns are resolved, as determined by a competent medical professional.
How the Minyan will function:
There will be a designated Gabbai at each service to adhere to and enforce these guidelines and we ask that individuals do not police others activities in a vigilante-style. If you have any concerns, please address them to one of the Gabbais or the Rabbi.
- The Services will be outdoors on shul property and under shul auspices.
- Ideally, the Chazzan will also be The Ba’al Koreh. He should do keriyas haTorah service himself. The Baal Kriah takes out and returns the Sefer Torah to the Ark. He Receives all aliyos (with separate berachos for each aliyah). He Reads from the Torah. He Does Hagbah/gelilah -Lift the Torah, put it down on the bima and close it.
- The Chazzan should wear disposable gloves.
- Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes or spray and additional disposable gloves should be available.
- High touch areas will be regularly sanitized.
- At this initial stage, we are eliminating any shared surfaces. There will only be a chair to sit on and a chair facing you on which to place Tallis and Tefillin. You must bring your own siddur.
- The Sefer Torah will not be paraded around to be kissed.
- The Minyanim will be more efficient and we must be mindful of neighbors especially early in the morning.
- If it rains, the Minyan will be canceled. Under no circumstances will the minyan be moved inside.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation and appreciate your compliance with these guidelines. We are excited to, please God, to be coming back to Adat Yeshurun, even in this limited fashion.