We hope this message finds you well.
We would like to provide an update on our Covid policies, and share our thoughts on the weeks ahead as we approach Shavuos.
The COVID-19 vaccination process in Ohio is progressing, and it is our understanding that many who are eligible and choose to vaccinate, will be fully vaccinated in the next several weeks. As a result, we are hopeful that we will see a decline in new COVID-19 cases in our community and in the State.
The Young Israel of Greater Cleveland is committed to following the COVID-19 safety precautions and guidelines established by the State and the CDC.
We know that there is a strong desire for a return to normalcy, and we are trying to move in that direction.
In the coming weeks, as we lead up to Shavuos, we will continue to reassess the possibility of easing COVID-19-related limitations in the shul.
For now, after careful consideration, we are implementing the following changes effective this Shabbos April 16-17, Parashas Tazria-Metzora.
We are also pleased to announce the official return of our Shabbos Day Youth Groups. We began with a small group “soft launch” prior to Pesach, and B”H the groups have gone extremely well and safe.
We will continue to require masks for all our minyanim and programing taking place inside the building.
As more members return to shul we will closely re-examine our seating arrangements in the main shul to accommodate everyone safely.
We are hopeful that in the coming weeks we will be able to take additional steps to have our shul return to normal in a safe and respectful manner for all our members and congregants.
We thank you for your patience and support.
The Young Israel of Greater Cleveland