Last updated August 24, 2020 at 5:45 PM
We will hold in-person Shabbat morning services at Schechter Manhattan with limited capacity, social distancing, and masks required.
Registration for services is required each week.
We will modify the service to prioritize safety, including, sadly, forgoing all singing.
How do I sign up to attend?
- You are sick.
- You have felt sick in the past two weeks.
- You have been in close proximity with someone with COVID-19 symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID in the past two weeks.
- You have been asked to self-isolate.
- You have returned from a state on New York’s quarantine list in the past two weeks.
- All participants must arrive by 9:40 AM and will be checked in by a member of leadership. Participants arriving after 9:40 AM will not be permitted to enter.
- Masks are required (covering both nose and mouth) at all times, and participants must bring their own. Masks with valves are not permitted.
- Social distancing rules (6 feet) must be maintained, except among those in the same household.
- Elevator use is restricted to 1 household at a time.
- Restroom use is restricted to up to 2 people at a time.
- Attendees are expected to stay in the main room throughout the service (other than to use the restroom) and are asked not to shmooze in the hallways or entryway.
- Anyone not adhering to these policies or following the instructions and reminders given will be asked to leave.
- We'll be spreading out chairs so that participants only sit with members of their household.
- The amud will be located at the front of the room, facing open doors.
- There will be no side classroom access.
- There will not be kiddush, scotch, or coffee.
- At the end of services we will ask everyone to leave directly, while remaining distanced.
- Davening will be led at a quick pace and kept to under 90 minutes.
- There will be no singing at all. Only the shatz (leader) and the people reading Torah and Haftarah will chant the respective liturgy & texts.
- The Torah service will be modified to enable social distancing.
- There will be no d’var Torah in person. D’var Torah videos will continue in the weekly emails.
- Participants are asked to please bring their own talitot, siddurim, chumashim, and kippot, as we won't be providing them. There will be an option on the registration form to request to borrow KH siddurim and chumashim long term, until we can start sharing ritual items again.
Remote programming continues
- Weekly Ma’ariv services on Tuesdays
- Pre-Shabbat Happy Hour
- Havdalah services every other week
The Kehilat Hadar Board
Emily Scharfman, Steven Melzer, Meir Schecter, Tim Bernard, Max Arad, Mara Braunfeld, Aaron Kasman, Ashira Konigsburg, Stefan Krieger
The Shaare Zedek Board
Michael Firestone, Lianna Levine Reisner, Adin Rosenberg, Jeff Weinstein, Sara Marks, David Handelman, Harlan Levinson, Sharon Meiri Fox, Joshua Newman, Ronald Slusky