Congregation Shaaray Tefila

שער׳ תפ׳לה

68 Bay Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: 518.792.4945 Fax: 518.792.5966 | Email: cstgfny@gmail.com
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9AM – 2PM

Shaaray Tefila, The Center for Jewish Life is a multi-
generational community that creates an atmosphere for the enjoyment of Jewish life & opportunities for spiritual growth.

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGREGATION SHAARAY TEFILA WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 13, 2020 / Candle Lighting Time4:01 pm on Dec 4

Parashat Vayishlach   TORAH  Genesis 32:4-36:43     HAFTARAH   Obadiah 1:1-1:21

FUN Hanukkah Song Mashup – Dance Spectacular! – Elliot Dvorin | Key Tov OrchestraClick here!

THIS WEEK

Saturday, December 5, 2020  9:30 am
Live Service in our upstairs Sanctuary.  See important instructions below.

Saturday, December 5, 2020  7:00 pm     
Havdalah Service via ZOOM with Joey Glick.  Join Joey to usher out Shabbat with song, connection and learning.            
ZOOM instructions:  Join Zoom Meeting (click link)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86134075873?pwd=eHJHR2pzRjZYK09mWUdOVlpueVQ3UT09
Meeting ID: 861 3407 5873
Password: 256430
One tap mobile  +16465588656,,86134075873#,,1#,256430# US (New York)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k9rYPqtH

Sunday, December 6, 2020   10 am-Noon            
TSRS – Temple Shaaray Tefila Sunday School via ZOOM with Director Rebecca Charhon.             
ZOOM linkhttps://zoom.us/j/2878429114              
The meeting ID# is: 287-842-9114

NEXT WEEK

Monday, December 7, 2020    Pearl Harbor Day … Never Forget

Tuesday & Wednesday, LAST WEEK – FREE Virtual Seminars   December 8 & 9, 2020   SEE FLYER
Shaaray Tefila has purchased access to a series of Virtual Seminars from the Jewish Theological Seminary and from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.  You can access any of the seminars for free (regular price $25) by using this access code GlensFall20. Note the spelling and the code is case sensitive.
Please click here for more information and to register.  Happy learning!!

Friday, December 11, 2020  6:15 pm
CST-Temple Combined Family Shabbat Chanukah Service via ZOOM with Joey Glick participating.           
ZOOM linkhttps://zoom.us/j/2878429114 The meeting ID# is: 287-842-9114

Saturday, December 12, 2020  9:30 am
Live Service in our upstairs Sanctuary.  See important instructions below.

Saturday, December 12, 2020  7:00 pm     
Havdalah Service via ZOOM with Joey Glick.  Chanukah Candle Lighting.
ZOOM instructions:  Join Zoom Meeting (click link)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86134075873?pwd=eHJHR2pzRjZYK09mWUdOVlpueVQ3UT09
Meeting ID: 861 3407 5873   …    Password: 256430
One tap mobile  +16465588656,,86134075873#,,1#,256430# US (New York)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k9rYPqtH

COMING EVENTS

Sunday, December 13, 2020   10 am-Noon            
TSRS – Temple Shaaray Tefila Sunday School Chanukah via ZOOM with Director Rebecca Charhon.             
ZOOM linkhttps://zoom.us/j/2878429114              
The meeting ID# is: 287-842-9114

Wednesday, December 16, 2020   7:30 pm
Chanukah 7th Candle Lighting Service via ZOOM on Rosh Chodesh Tevet with Joey Glick.  We will do candle lighting, singing – and bring your own latkes!

YAHRZEIT LIST

For Entire 2020-2021 List Click: YEAR 5781 YAHRZEITS – alphabetical list

November 29 – December 5 (KISLEV 13 – KISLEV 19)

        Name                                                         Observed on (civil)                       Jewish

Segan, ShirleySunday11/29/2020Kislev 13, 5781
Adler, LydiaMonday11/30/2020Kislev 14, 5781
Kudan, Nathan HenryThursday12/3/2020Kislev 17, 5781

December 6 – December 12 (KISLEV 20 – KISLEV 26)

        Name                                                         Observed on (civil)                       Jewish

Friedman, OrelSunday12/6/2020Kislev 20, 5781
Kanter, FlorenceSunday12/6/2020Kislev 20, 5781
Klein, ArnoldSunday12/6/2020Kislev 20, 5781
Silverman, HermanSunday12/6/2020Kislev 20, 5781
Polonsky, NancyMonday12/7/2020Kislev 21, 5781
Aronson, MiltonTuesday12/8/2020Kislev 22, 5781
Myers, LilaTuesday12/8/2020Kislev 22, 5781
Bennett, Joyce MarieWednesday12/9/2020Kislev 23, 5781
Grossman, JoanWednesday12/9/2020Kislev 23, 5781
Raynor, GregoryWednesday12/9/2020Kislev 23, 5781
Berman, BenThursday12/10/2020Kislev 24, 5781
Goldstein, FannieThursday12/10/2020Kislev 24, 5781
Goldstein, JacobThursday12/10/2020Kislev 24, 5781
Weiss, SigmundThursday12/10/2020Kislev 24, 5781
Aronson, BenSaturday12/12/2020Kislev 26, 5781

PROTOCOL for Resumption of Live Services at Shaaray Tefila – Fall 2020

What Shaaray Tefila is Doing?

1.      Congregation Shaaray resumed live Saturday morning services on June 20, 2020.

2.      Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat Zoom services led by student rabbi will continue at 6:30 PM until further notice.

3.      Saturday morning services will begin at 9:30 AM and will be held in the main sanctuary.

4.      Two of every three rows will be blocked off with ribbon.

5.      Maximum occupancy of 35 people in sanctuary at any one time.

6.      There will be no Torah procession.  The Torah will be removed from the ark and placed on the reading table and replaced in the ark at the appropriate time.  Torah blessings will be done from seats in the sanctuary.  Gabbis will monitor the text from their seats.  If the text is being read from the Chumash and someone is serving as a pointer, the reader will stand at least 12 feet from the pointer.

7.      No kiddish or luncheon at this point.

8.      Siddurim and chumashim will be left in seat racks so there will be no need to touch more than one siddur or chumash per week.

9.      Stairwell doors and doors to main sanctuary will be left open during services.

10. Optimal ventilation with either open windows or air conditioning will be maintained, depending on weather conditions.

11. Communal areas will be cleaned and sanitized weekly before services with particular attention to frequently touched surfaces and logs will be kept of cleaning.  Synagogue employees will pass health screening questions prior to each day of work.

12. Disinfectant will be available to congregants in appropriate places.

13. Shaaray Tefila is making its best effort to make live services as safe as possible.  However, congregants should use their judgment and consult public health authorities in making their own decision as to whether attendance at lives services is appropriate for their particular situation.

What is Expected of Congregants?

1.      Anyone who has been present in a Covid restricted state or country in the last 2 weeks should not attend live services. Congregants should plan to arrive no later than 10:15 AM.

2.      Congregants should wash hands on arrival or use disinfectant, which will be placed near the entrance. Congregants should also wash or disinfect hands after contact with frequently touched surfaces (e.g. handrails.)

3.      Congregants will seat themselves at least 12 feet apart.  Congregants from the same household may sit together. Congregants should try to sit at least 6 feet from an aisle.

4.      Congregants should take their temperatures at home and refrain from attending if temperature is above 99.5 F.  Congregants who feel ill, have cough, shortness of breath, nausea, diarrhea, headache, sore throat or other flu-like symptoms should stay home or seek medical care.

5.      If social distancing of at least 6 feet cannot be maintained for any reason, masks should be worn.  It is the responsibility of the congregant to bring a mask.  A limited supply of masks may be available at the synagogue.  Masks are not required when seated in the sanctuary unless 12 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.  Increased social distancing is required in the sanctuary because of the effects of singing on droplet spread.

6.      Anyone who has had suspected Covid 19 or has had contact with a documented or suspected Covid patient in the past 14 days, including health care workers, should not attend services.

7.      Only 1 person may use a bathroom at any one time except if an adult is supervising a young child. Bathroom doors now have locks.  Wash hands before and after using the bathroom.

8.      Congregants are encouraged to wear their own kippas to shul and to bring their own tallasim. Congregants are welcome to leave their tallasim in the seat racks in the sanctuary during the week.  Siddurim and chumashim will be left in seat racks so there will be no need to touch more than one siddur or chumash per week.

9.      Elevator should be used by no more than one person or one household at a time. Masks should be worn in the elevator.

10. Parents or guardians are responsible for insuring that their children maintain social distancing. If you are not confident in your child’s ability to maintain social distancing, do not bring the child to synagogue.

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