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Beth Tikvah COVID-19 Update

Updated April 23, 2020

To Our Beth Tikvah Congregation,

All throughout the world we are watching the spread and potential threat posed by the Coronavirus, COVID-19. 

From all the information we continue to gather, and from the steps that we have already adopted, it has become clear that drastically limiting the risk of exposure to all the people we care about needs to be our most important priority. Avoiding large social gatherings and mitigating exposure in any way is how we can do our part to prevent the wider spread of this deadly disease.

Beth Tikvah Congregation will be postponing ALL congregational activities, events, and meetings till further notice. 

This includes:

  • Torah Study (will be held virtually)
  • Religious School - (Religious School classes will meet virtually, till the end of the Religious School year, May 3rd)
  • All Sisterhood events
  • All Men's Club events
  • All Auxiliary meetings
  • Shabbat Services will be done virtually, on Zoom, utilizing the power of Zoom Conference calling. You can join in with video, using your computer, smart phone or tablet. You can also join audibly (without video) by calling in with your touch-tone phone.  This service will NOT be live-streamed.

Please note that all the links to our Zoom meetings will be sent to your email, and published on our Facebook page. 

The Early Childhood Program is closed until further notice. 

Our office will be open and clergy will be available. We will do our best to reach out in many creative ways to check in. Though we can’t be physically together as a community, we know our strong connections will keep us close. Rabbi Tachman and Cantorial Leader Ilana Axel will be available via phone, text, email, or FaceTime for pastoral needs. In the event of a death or emergency, please do not hesitate to contact Rabbi Tachman at 773-896-5990 or by email: rabbi@beth-tikvah.org.

As more information becomes available, we will be in touch with you about our community schedule. 

It is imperative that we have your most up-to-date contact information. Please log into your ShulCloud account now and update your email address and cell phone number. If you need assistance please reach out to the ShulCloud team by clicking HERE.

Having reached the level of pandemic, these types of decisions are never easy and there is a huge downside to not being together, especially during these difficult days. We pray for the health and welfare of all of our members and all of their loved ones and our greater community. May God protect all of us during this difficult time.

B’Shalom,

Deb Bakal, President
Rabbi Taron Tachman
Clergy and Staff of Beth Tikvah Congregation

Thu, May 28 2020 5 Sivan 5780