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From Rabbi Avi -

Chodesh Tov, friends. I sometimes teach from Nechama Nadborny Burgeman's book The Twelve Dimensions of Israel, itself taken from the writings of the Bnei Yisochar and other teachers on the tikunim/fixings of each month. The tikunim for this month, Kislev, are related to sleep, bitichon/trust, the large intestine, the Sefira of Netzach, and the tribe of Benjamin. Tikun exists of the individual and communal level in all of these ways (the physical, the psychological, and the spiritual) as well. Staying connected as a community when we can not be together physically is important, even more so for people who live by themselves. A sense of trust can be built when one feels that they are part of a connected community as well as one's trust in a Higher Power. We all probably know someone who might feel cut off from a community, whether it is in Seattle or elsewhere.  We are blessed with the technology to be connected almost anywhere in the world. I would like to challenge our community to reach out to at least 2 people before Shabbat that you are not regularly in touch with, anywhere in the world. Even brief interactions go a long way. For those who are alone or who feel alone at this time, this can be as life-sustaining as the first glass of water after a fast. 


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Mercaz COVID Guidelines
We would like to thank everyone who has come to Mercaz tefilah for doing such a great job following our guidelines! 

One thing we would like to mention is the new research on different types of masks and their effectiveness. N95, KN95, and disposal/surgical masks are the most effective and are recommended. Regular cotton masks are effective as well. At this time, we would like to discourage wearing bandanas, neck gaiters, or masks with valves to Mercaz tefilah as they do not provide sufficient protection against transmission (the research around neck gaiters is conflicted, but we recommend erring on the side of caution for now). We will continue to provide disposal masks at Mercaz for those who need them. Thank you once again. 

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/36/eabd3083

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-face-masks-what-you-need-to-know
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What - Mercaz Zoom Chanukiah Lighting, Songs, Trivia Game and Breakout rooms
When - December 12, 2020 from 5:20 pm - 7:30 pm
Where - Zoom and in all our homes!
Why - Let's share the light!
How - Zoom

Topic: Mercaz Chanukah Lighting and Trivia
Time: Dec 12, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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