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 Letter to our Habonim Community   regarding COVID-19

The global developments pertaining to the spread and prevention of COVID-19 are rapidly evolving.

We have been in contact with other synagogues in the GTA, and are following the guidelines from Public Health to protect our Habonim family.  Although we know of no members that have been infected to date, we have decided to implement the precautionary measures as follows:

All programming and events will be cancelled until further notice.

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs are being rescheduled  as per the  wishes of the family.

The Jewish Heritage School will be closed until further notice

The Habonim office will remain open remotely.

Our cleaning staff will be diligently cleaning and disinfecting  high-touch surfaces.

We are planning to  live-stream services please contact us for more information.

Both in regard to anything at the synagogue and in your own personal lives, as per the guidance of medical experts, for the time being, we encourage you to practice ‘social distancing” and to refrain from gathering in large groups, unless absolutely necessary. This will lessen the chances of you contracting the virus, and/or spreading the virus to others.

Caring for each other’s well-being and the preservation of life are two sacred Jewish values. We encourage you and your families to be ever mindful of these values, so together we can lessen the spread and impact of this virus in our own community and beyond. By pulling together, and conscientiously watching out for ourselves and each other, we can increase the probability that גם זה יעבור – This Too Shall Pass, so that in the not too distant future, we can join together again in person as a community, and return to the routine of our daily lives.

Eli, Aviva and Kim are here for support needed by any of our members.

We urge our community to follow the guidelines of Public Health Ontario for the most up to date information:

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus.

View photos from UJA’s 2019 Campaign Closing with Guest Speaker Bari Weiss  at Habonim on January 29, 2020.  

Photos courtesy of  UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.

www.facebook.com/pg/UJAFederationToronto/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2947801528584649


 

Please see link to a very moving CJN article by Avrum Rosensweig on the new Habonim, rising from the ashes of the Holocaust.

 

 

 

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Mon, April 6 2020 12 Nisan 5780