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Covid Guidelines The summarized version
We have masks by the door for those that need them.
1. For now, services are remaining outdoors.
2. We strongly recommend that everyone masks outside. Inside masks must be worn.
3. All kids can now attend services masked, sitting next to their parents. (infants can still attend unmasked)
4. If you are not vaccinated, you must wear a mask AND maintain 6 feet distance. Unvaccinated people
can take their masks off to eat and drink as long as they maintain 6 feet of distance.
5. If you are fully vaccinated and choose not to wear a mask, you must ensure 6 feet of distance between you and anyone outside your family/pod.
6. Vaccinated travelers (domestic and international) should mask and distance for 7 days post-travel at shul due to Delta.
Tefilat Yeladim (ages 5-10): An abbreviated prayer service that contains songs, stories, and a word or activity about the Parasha of the week. Drop off.
Tot Shabbat (ages 18 months-4): Songs, prayers, and activities for younger children with a caregiver.
Each indoor room now has a HEPA filter and doors and windows will be open. All non-vaccinated people, over age 2, are required to wear masks and children will be required to stay 3 feet apart from each other. Per new recommendations, all individuals will need to wear masks indoors.
10:30 am - 12:00 (end of tefillah): Tefilat Yeladim in the sanctuary.
11:15 am - 12:00 (end of tefillah): Tot Shabbat outside in the garden area in front of the small house, directly to the north of Mercaz.
The playroom is a dedicated nursing/feeding/baby room with space for 3 adults. Most toys will be put away.
Kids are invited to return to services before Kiddush sitting with their parents.
Sign up for Shabbat Tefilah here. Adults and children 12 and older should each sign up separately and children under 12 can be included in the field for children. We appreciate your patience while we work on our sign-up and process.
Thank you to everyone who helped make our Rosh Hashanah services a success this year. We really loved seeing so many of you at our Rosh Hashana location!
Thank you to our hosts and to Pastor Wei for making us feel welcome, thank you to our set up and break down crew for building a space for us to pray, thank you to our chazans, leyners, and those who shared wonderful words of Torah. Thank you to Liz Roth & Andre Jacobowitz for hosting a wonderful kids' program and thank you to our youth program leader and babysitters. Thank you to Iconic Global for providing security at our outdoor location.
Last, but certainly not least, a huge thank you to Rabbi Avi & Rachel Rosenfeld for all that they do to make Mercaz a wonderful place to be.
We hope to see you again next week at our normal Mercaz outdoor location for Yom Kippur services (sign up here)
Lastly, if you're interested in getting involved with Mercaz on a committee feel free to reach out to Mercaz and we can plug you into one of our committees such as:
-Welcoming and Hachnasat Orchim
-COVID Task Force
Please consider becoming a member of Mercaz by joining here. Membership levels have suggested amounts, but feel free to pay whatever feels most comfortable to you.
If you're already a member and would like to make a Yamim Noraim donation you can do so here.
Yom Kippur services will be in our backyard space.
6:45 pm, September 15th - Mincha
7:00 pm, September 15th - Kol Nidrei
8:30 am, September 16th - Shacharit
11 ish am, September 16th - Torah reading
11:30 ish am, September 16th - Yizkor
6 pm, September 16th - Mincha
7 pm, September 16th - Neilah
7:56 pm, September 16th - Fast ends
We will be having some children's programming over Yom Kippur and will send out that information early next week. We will also send an email to all who have signed up with any other specific details.