YIGC Announcements for 5/9/2020
I hope you are well, both physically and emotionally.
i assume that you all heard that this week Rabbi Yisroel Grumer ZT”L passed away. Rabbi Grumer was the Rabbi of Shomer Shabbos Congregation in Cleveland Heights, and the Av Beis Din of Cleveland. Rabbi Grumer was a master talmid chochom whose opinion on issues in halacha was sought after by many both here in Cleveland and elsewhere. He was highly respected and will be sorely missed. May he be a mailitz yosher for our community.
Today the Rabbonim of our community posted a letter on Local Jewish News describing how we are planning to implement outdoor Mincha/Maariv minyanim starting next Tuesday, which is Lag B’Omer. Please see the letter in full immediately following this message. I want to make it very clear that if someone is uncomfortable attending these minyanim they should not feel pressured to come. It goes without saying that if someone has any medical concerns that they should not attend. In addition, anyone having any symptoms of illness should not attend these minyanim either. Please read the letter carefully, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Phone calls will yield better results than e-mails. We all must remember that despite the fact that our Governor has relaxed some of the restrictions, we still must maintain our social distancing and be on guard not to do anything that could put ourselves or others at risk. We are happy that we are very slowly moving in the right direction and we pray for a time when we can all be back in shul as one Kehilla.
Have a quiet, peaceful and meaningful Shabbos.
After careful deliberation, and in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Ohio Department of Health, we grant permission to begin a pilot phase of limited “Yard Minyanim”. This permission is contingent on the community’s adherence to the strict guidelines listed below, and on the continued successful containment of the COVID-19 virus in our city.
We have enlisted the assistance of Chaveirim in designating “Block Captains”, who will determine the number of participants on their block, how many minyanim are needed on each block, and where each minyan will be held. They will create specific groups of no more than 10 -12 people, to attend only the minyan designated to them.
Each minyan will have a volunteer responsible for enforcing the guidelines below. The guidelines for the minyanim are as follows:
We urge anyone with health concerns and those above 65 years of age to speak to their doctor before attending, and anyone with any other questions to reach out to their Rov. It is the choice of each member of our community to attend or to daven at home. Everyone has the right to exercise caution, and no one is obligated to attend these minyanim.
Please be mindful of neighbors, and do not draw unnecessary attention to the minyanim. All attendees should arrive on foot, and depart promptly after davening.
Under no circumstance should the above guidelines be compromised, as any non-adherence will jeopardize Tefillah B’Tzibbur for the entire community. Regardless, we will reassess whether or not to continue the minyanim in two weeks.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist Chaveirim in coordinating the setup of the minyanim.
We take this opportunity to instruct the men, women and children of our community, that although the Governor of Ohio is relaxing some of the state’s policies, it remains critical to refrain from non-essential movement or outings, and to follow social distancing recommendations at all times and in all places (e.g. wearing masks in public, six feet distance, etc.). This includes, but is not limited to, families congregating outdoors, essential outings to purchase food or household items, and employees in their workplaces.
We are grateful to the community for their compliance and restraint, both past and future. The world is in desperate need of our focused and contemplative prayer. Let us pray for the sick, and that Hashem protect us, and the courageous healthcare workers who risk danger to care for the stricken.
May the Tefillah B’Tzibbur add potency to our prayers, so that we soon see an end to this crisis, May we merit Yeshuos and Refuos soon.
Va’ad HaRabbonim of Greater Cleveland
Today, Friday, May 8, is Pesach Sheini
Tuesday, May 12, is Lag B’Omer ( Tachanun is not said on Monday, May 11 at Mincha or on Tuesday, May 12 at Shacharais and Mincha)
The May Zemanim were sent out with the April/May Pesach Newsletter. This is still available on the Young Israel website.
Reminder: Please send in your Pesach Yizkor Appeal checks, or call in your credit card to the office, or pay on line by PayPal.
There are no minyanim on Shabbos or weekdays at Young Israel of Greater Cleveland, Stone Synagogue & HAC Branch
Earliest Candle Lighting (and the earliest one can accept Shabbos) 7:02 pm
Latest Candle Lighting: 8:13 pm
Earliest time for davening Mincha: 2:10 pm
Latest time for davening Mincha: 8:10 pm
Maariv no earlier than 9:14 pm
Motzei Shabbos: 9:22 pm
Mincha Sunday –Thursday should be between 2:10 pm and 8:20 pm
INFORMATION ON ACCESSING YOUNG ISRAEL SHIURIM
Monday, May 11, 8:00 pm. Shiur on Sefer Rus. It will be helpful to have a Sefer Rus handy for the Shiur.
By Telephone: 425-436-6349. Access Code 690134#
Wednesday, 8 pm Gemorra Shiur By Telephone: 425-436-6349. Access Code 690134#
Sun.-Fri. 8:50 am Daf Yomi:
If using Zoom, contact Roby Simons at email@example.com
By telephone: dial 605-475-4000 Access Code: 697178#
Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am Mishna Brura By telephone: 425-436-6349 Access Code: 690134#
Daily shiur in Mishlei at 7 pm.
Access by Zoom: 646-558-8656 ID: 2553129681# If no Zoom, call 216-372-8330
Rabbi Simcha Zev Baum’s Daf Yomi Shiur:
8:00 pm weeknights and 9:45 Motzei Shabbos
The call in number is 1 888 422 0133 access code: 8962080#.
There’s also a computer zoom link:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://parker.zoom.us/j/700130766
Rabbi Moshe Berger
TUESDAY EVENING WOMEN’S CLASS ON PARASHAT HASHAVUA: 7:30-8:30 PM
Skype option: if you haven’t connected to the class by Skype last week, please call me at 216 533 5233 any time before Tuesday noon and we will set you up.
Conference call phone option: Around 7:25 Tuesday evening, dial 605 475 4000, when asked for an access number, dial 697178*, and when requested, announce your name.
SUNDAY MORNING PARASHAS HASHAVUA [FOR MEN AND WOMEN]
Zoom option: Call Rabbi Berger [216 533 5233] for set-up instructions
(Sunday) 9:15 am Dr. Hillel Chiel’s Moreh Nevukhim shiur meets on Sundays at 9:15 AM via Zoom. The link to join is https://cwru.zoom.us/j/831643929
(Sunday) 9:00 pm Dr. Jeffrey Lautman’s Shoftim Shiur (2nd Perek). Access information:
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Kosher Food Pantry
Distributes boxes of food every Wednesday from 3-5 at the Torah Nursery, 1980 S. Green Rd (a few blocks north of Cedar). If someone is in need, if they would text 845-558-1529 in advance to let us know they will be coming so we can make sure we have enough boxes. The distribution is drive through.
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