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Synagogue Reopening Procedures

Reopening Procedures for INDOOR Weekday Minyan & Sign up Form

Registration is required in order to attend.  See the full document on the protocols and the service sign up sheet here.  

Weekday services are going to start with Shacharit on Monday, June 8th. 

Shabbat Minyan

We are planning on holding OUTDOOR services at a private residence starting on the Shabbat of June 13th.  We will have a sign up sheet along with protocols shortly. 

CLASS SCHEDULE           June 7- June 13, 2020

EMAIL OFFICE@YINBH.ORG FOR THE ZOOM LINK

 

DATE

TIME

TOPIC

CATEGORY

Sunday June 7

8:20pm

Tzurva MeRabanan with Chazzan Nati Baram

Class

Monday June 8

11:00am

Pirkei Avot with Rabbi Pini Dunner

Class

Monday June 8

12:00pm

Shiur with Chazzan Nati Baram

Class

Tuesday June 9

12:00pm

Tanach Shiur with Chazzan Nati Baram

Class

Wednesday June 10

10:00am

Rabbi Dunner in conversation with Rabbi Aaron Kotler & Howard Friedman

Class

Wednesday June 10

11:15am

Parsha Shiur with Rabbi Dunner

Class

Thursday June 11

12:00am

Shiur with Chazzan Nati Baram

Class

Friday June 12

6:30pm

Mincha/Kabbalat Yom Tov

Tefilla

Saturday June 13

9:00pm

Havdalah

Tefilla

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

This is an extremely tough time for many, and although we know many of our members are aware of resources and organizations, we nevertheless put together a list of organizations available and other community resources during this time, for your convenience.

VISIT THE COMMUNITY PAGE HERE

COMMUNITY WHATSAPP GROUPS

If you wish to receive our regular podcasts or videos, please join one or more of the following groups using the links:

  1.  Daily Daf Yomi shiur (approx. 40 minutes) Join here

2. Parsha shiurim (approx. 1 hour) Join here
3. YINBH Videos (varying lengths and subjects) Join here
4. YINBH Community - a place to share thoughts and tips about the current situation Join here

You can download WhatsApp here

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE YINBH REOPENING COMMITTEE - MAY 26TH, 2020

Dear Members,

We hope you are healthy and well, and that the current situation is not proving to be overly challenging. We have been asked by the Executive Board and Board of the synagogue to act as the official committee to oversee the reopening of YINBH.

In light of the announcement by Governor Newsom and LA County that places-of-worship can reopen based on specified guidelines, we are now actively working to plan YINBH’s reopening process. In the first instance, however, as a member synagogue of the Orthodox Union, based on their clear guidance issued on May 8th (OU Guidelines link), we will not be opening for Shavuot, and will remain closed at the very least for a full 14-days from today, until June 8th.

As we all know, the COVID-19 situation remains highly fluid and unpredictable, and each step forward might very well be followed by another step or several steps backward, and our current thinking with regard to reopening may be revisited and revised as the situation unfolds.

Additionally, even when we reopen, our own adherence or non-adherence to the mandated guidelines, and the reality on the ground in connection with infection rates in LA County over the next couple of weeks and thereafter, will undoubtedly play a significant role in what happens for our community going forward. Consequently, at this stage we cannot yet give you full details of our reopening, and although we know that the quarantine situation is getting harder as time progresses, and we know how much all of us want to get back to shul to pray and reengage with our community, we respectfully ask for your continued patience and cooperation in this matter.

As to backyard or tennis court minyanim, it has come to our attention that a number of groups in Beverlywood have either started or are planning to start such gatherings. Rabbi Dunner and his rabbinic colleagues on the west side are very adamant that such minyanim present a real danger, even though they may have been formed with the best of intentions in terms of keeping to social distancing and taking other precautions. There are reports from the East Coast from similar situations, that after a short time, restrictions are not observed properly or even at all.

A decision to make a private minyan in someone’s back yard can endanger the whole community (not just the people who attend) and it is not a decision that can be made unilaterally. Therefore, unless a minyan is being run under the auspices of the community, it should not take place at all. If, after June 8th, we decide that this is the safest way to proceed, the rabbi, chazan, and other synagogue representatives will ensure that any such minyan is conducted in full compliance with the guidelines. In any event, we must wait until at least June 8th, when the effects of the current loosening of shelter-in-place restrictions are better known and understood.

Over the next two weeks we will be carefully considering and coming up with a list of guidelines and protocols for the reopening of our shul for services. Just to be clear, our shul will only be open for members who pre-register for each service they wish to attend, and there will be many other precautions and measures as well. We may even have offsite services in the open air only, rather than opening the shul building. All of this will be decided in the next couple of weeks, in consultation with local hospitals and medical experts, and we will share these details closer to the time.

In the meantime, if you are interested in attending services once we reopen, please submit your name(s) via email to office@yinbh.org, so that we can get some idea of numbers, both for daily services and shabbat services.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Steve Rothman

Dr. Bill Lopatin                  

Dr. Annie Baum                

Mrs. Ruthie Kellerman

 
Fri, June 5 2020 13 Sivan 5780