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important: oheb shalom coronavirus update

03/12/2020 12:40:47 PM


Dear Oheb Community:

We hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe as the Coronavirus has officially been categorized as a global pandemic.

We write this with heavy hearts, knowing that Oheb Shalom is both a spiritual and social home for so many. But your safety, and the safety of others, is our first priority. 

Please be advised that all March programming has been suspended as of today, Thursday, March 12

This does NOT include Shabbat services—including Katan and Gadol, Morning Minyan, and Men's Club Shabbat—which will take place as usual.

Cancelled or Postponed Programs Include:

  • World Wide Wrap (3/15)
  • Vashti's Banquet (3/15)
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parent Orientation (3/15)
  • Monday Free Movie (3/16)
  • Beer & Bible (3/18)
  • Family Friday Shabbat & Dinner (3/20)
  • Jews & Booze LLL Presentation (3/22)
  • MFPS Family Fun Day (3/22)
  • Club BellagiOheb Casino Night (3/28) - Will be rescheduled
  • Tuesday Talmud Class - cancelled until further notice

We will be reviewing April programming soon and will update you as necessary.

Again, Friday night and Saturday morning services, as well as Morning Minyan, will continue. These will take place in the Sanctuary, and we ask that everyone spread out! Sit a reasonable distance apart from one another. Also, please refrain from shaking hands or other forms of contact, and wash your hands as much as possible.

If you are in a category of “elevated risk,” you should think carefully before deciding to attend. Those who exhibit any symptoms of illness, who have knowingly been in contact with someone with the virus, or who have recently traveled internationally, should please stay home.

Oheb's online calendar will be updated, so please check it regularly before coming to the building. All committee meetings should be done remotely. Please contact Jodi Rotondo, Communications Coordinator, for assistance.

For now, Zeman School and the Mickey Fried Preschool will continue to follow the SOMA school district policy on any school closings.

Thank you for your patience and your attention during this turbulent time. We will continue to be in contact with the New Jersey Department of Health and the CDC as to updates.

Stay safe, stay home as much as you are able, and please wash your hands.


Kevin Katz, President, Oheb Shalom Congregation
Linda Griffler, Executive Director, Oheb Shalom Congregation

Tue, December 1 2020 15 Kislev 5781