March 13, 2020
Dear Temple Adat Elohim Community,
We hope this email finds you and your loved ones well during these challenging times. Though the situation with the COVID-19 outbreak remains ever-changing and at times overwhelming, Temple Adat Elohim is continuously monitoring announcements and recommended safety measures as they become available.
We have decided at TAE to be part of the solution – to keep the virus from spreading – to flatten the curve. Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to close our campus to all programs, classes, events and services. We will also be restricting access to our campus to essential personnel only.
*Religious School will be closed starting this Sunday, March 15, 2020 and will reopen on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
*ECC will be closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020 and will reopen on Monday, April 20, 2020.
*Shabbat services will be live streamed only. Please go the temple website to join.
*Talmud and Torah study will be held as a Zoom meeting. Click on this link to join from your home computer or phone: https://zoom.us/j/192735222
*Women’s Torah study will be live streamed only starting Thursday, March 19, 2020 until further notice. Click on this Zoom link to participate from your home computer or phone: https://zoom.us/j/741763114
*The Community Passover Seder, Brotherhood Seder and Women’s Seder are cancelled.
*Clergy and staff will contact anyone with an individual appointment.
*We will be using this time to do a deep cleaning of our entire campus. We will continue to send updates to keep us connected and informed as a community.
In this time of uncertainty, as always, we are here for you. Our clergy, school leaders, and congregational family are here. Even as we can’t see each other face to face, we can call, video chat, email, and text. Please reach out to us. And, we will reach out to you. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
We value your continued respect and trust; we appreciate you as a important member of our community and we look forward to when we can gather together again in-person. May you and your family remain healthy, safe and virus-free.
Juli Rycus, President
Rabbi Barry Diamond
Cantor David Shukiar
Aliza Goland, Executive Director
Marcy Goldberg, Director of Education
Donna Becker, ECC Director