WELCOME TO OUR JEWISH NEIGHBOURHOOD
COVID-19 | Coronavirus
Shabbat, Minyan and holiday services
Rabbi Lewin, Chazzan Zvi and the Board look forward to welcoming you to shul for services.
Registration for attendance at religious services is no longer required. However social distancing and hand washing are still required. The wearing of masks is recommended but no longer mandatory in Synagogue.
Please note the following guidelines extracted from the NSW Government Covid website :
Reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection
You can help reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19 (coronavirus) through physical distancing. Combined with good personal hygiene, physical distancing can help keep us all safe and protect vulnerable people in our community.
To keep yourself and others safe
wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser
avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
keep a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other people
do not shake hands, hug or kiss as a greeting
get a seasonal flu shot before winter
if possible, use debit and credit cards instead of cash and make use of online and self-serve transactions.
It's particularly important to take these precautions when visiting vulnerable people, such as those in aged care facilities or hospitals, infants, or people with compromised immune systems.
Find out more about how you can protect yourself and others.
We know that there are many of you who cannot attend the services at present, but rest assured the Drasha on Youtube will continue, as well as a new series of shiurim on Zoom.
For service times, including mid-week Minyanim, please click here
Welcome message and instructions
- see Our Digital Shul .
We have also established a support service to allow our Congregants to keep in touch and seek support as required (see below) - please contact us.
Pre-Shabbat Virtual Service 2020 - watch for the text messages on Friday afternoons.
If you are not receiving our text (SMS) messages, please contact the office
Isolation - how we can help
Self-isolation can be a lonely and restrictive time, and we are here to help. We have a team of wonderful and able-bodied volunteers who are available to assist with any practical chores that you require assistance with. This list includes, but is not limited to:
Going to the pharmacy
Taking your pet to the vet
Taking you to a doctor's appointment
Rabbi Lewin himself is right at the end of the phone if you require any emotional support, pastoral care, or just a friendly chat. His number is 0408 690 354.
For those dealing with any depression or anxiety please call the Rabbi directly on 0408 690 354.
Anyone in a domestic violent situation at home that you are unable to escape from, please call the office on 9416 3710 or 0416 255 395 (Claire) and give the code word 'Sukkot.'
Would you like to brush up or learn some new technology skills? One of our members, Arlaine Berman is running free online tutorials on a variety of topics.
Wishing all of you and your families good heath and strength at this difficult time.