No in-person gatherings are taking place at Temple for the foreseeable future. Please check back frequently for updates.
The safety and health of all Temple participants and staff is of paramount importance. Temple is closely monitoring the developments with regards to coronavirus (COVID-19).
There are many unknowns about how and where the virus is spreading, and we are monitoring the situation on a daily basis.
In the quickly-evolving situation in which we find ourselves, your Temple Board has considered various different aspects of Temple life and has made the following decisions which will affect Temple’s operations until such time as the restrictions imposed by the State and Local governments are lifted.
Erev Shabbat services
These will not take place at Temple. Rather, they will be conducted on-line using Zoom, a meeting-hosting app. If you have a computer, Ipad, or smart-phone, you will be able to access Temple’s service. Temple members will receive an email with a link to our Zoom service. By clicking on the link, you will “enter” the service.
This new way of conducting our service will be a work in progress. We hope to see you there.
If you don’t have a computer, and only have a phone, don’t worry, you can also join by phone. Please use the Chicago number.
Funeral services will be officiated virtually via Zoom, whether at Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery or Rose Hill Cemetery. Depending on the circumstances, close family members may attend. No meals of consolation will take place at Temple. Shiva services may be offered virtually via Zoom, depending on circumstances. Copies of the Kaddish can be made available via email by contacting Nanci in the Temple office on 574 234 4402.
Women’s Torah Study – March 30 at 4:00pm
This will take place via Zoom.
Book Group – May 6
Book: “Norwegian Night” by Derek Miller. Discussion led by Jean Ketchum
The Temple Seder will take place via Zoom on Wednesday April 8, 2020, at 6pm. Temple members will receive the link in an email closer to the time.
Deli Day has been cancelled.
Temple leadership is monitoring information from our local Health Department, and as the situation continues to evolve, so too does our response to it.
The Temple office will be monitored periodically.
Rabbi Companez is available and ready to support any Temple member in whatever way she can during this very uncertain and strange time through which we are all living. If you want to contact her, please phone the Temple office on 574-234-4402.
Please check here frequently for updates.
We wish everyone safety and good health.
Board of Trustees, Temple Beth-El