Dear Members and Guests,
Our davening at YIGC on Yomim Noraim this year may look different from prior years, and we ask your indulgence as we try to balance a meaningful and inspirational tefillah with our concern for health and safety as necessitated by COVID-19. The changes to this year’s davening were thought through carefully, and are not intended to be precedent-setting (or minhag-changing in the long-term). Below are the key “changes” you can expect this year:
While inside the building or tents, wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose is mandatory. (Face shields alone are not permitted for congregants; however, our doctors have recommended that we allow our ba’alai shacharis and mussaf to wear facemasks if they so choose.) We understand that wearing a mask for lengthy periods of time may be uncomfortable. If you need to take a break from your mask, we ask that you do so outside the building and at a reasonable distance away from the tents.
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 within the 14 days prior to Yom Tov, please do not come to shul. We greatly appreciate everyone’s cooperation with these guidelines.
It is our hope and prayer heading into this year’s Yomim Noraim that as we approach this time next year we are able to do so in Yerushalayim with the Bais Hamikdash rebuilt.
Wishing you all a K’sivah V’chasimah Tova,
The Young Israel of Greater Cleveland