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MINYAN PROCEDURES
Please read the following guidelines carefully before signing up for a minyan slot below.
 

  1. Until the coronavirus is defeated or contained there will be inherent risk in any group activity. We ask those over age 65 or with any other known coronavirus comorbidity (or those who live with individuals in these categories) to speak to your physician before attending tefilah. We also recommend that everyone discuss your personal risk profile and risk tolerance with a physician and/or your family and friends so that you can make a decision that is appropriate and responsible. For more information on who is at high risk of complications, please visit the CDC website.
     
  2. Prior to showing up for tefilah, each worshipper will be asked to confirm that s/he and their household are free of any COVID-19 symptoms. Masks that cover the nose and mouth must be worn by all worshippers for the duration of prayers and when arriving and departing the shul premises. Click here to view more details about ASBI's mask policies. Social distancing should be maintained at all times during the minyan and when arriving and departing. 
     
  3. For the coming period, attendance at minyan will be limited to those who sign up in advance at the link below. We ask that everyone planning on attending tefilah at shul join the Weekday Minyan WhatsApp group to stay apprised of the minyan status during the course of the day. In case of inclement weather, the minyan will be canceled. The WhatsApp group will be the means for communicating these potential cancellations.
     
  4. If you are saying kaddish or observing a yahrzeit and there are no additional slots, please alert Rabbi Wolkenfeld (via text at 917-621-5678) and he will try to open a space for you.
     
  5. The shul building will remain closed during outdoor tefilah. Please bring your own siddur and avoid the need to use the shul restroom. The parking lot will be closed to cars; please plan on walking to shul or parking elsewhere.

    6. Please stay home if you are not feeling well or if you or someone in your household is experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, including but not limited to fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

 



ABOUT MINYAN AT ASBI
 

SHABBAT MORNING MINYAN
Sign up for Shabbat minyan opens every Monday at 2 PM on the sign-up Google Doc.

Due to limited slots being available, we are prioritizing spaces for ASBI members, newcomers to Lakeview, and visitors observing a yahrzeit or saying Kaddish. If you are not in one of these categories, please wait until 10:00 PM on Thursday to sign up for a spot, if any are still available.

SHACHARIT & MINCHA/MA’ARIV MINYAN
Weekday and Sunday minyan sign-up will is on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome.

POLICIES FOR CHILDREN ATTENDING MINYAN

-Children must remain beside a parent or other adult and be masked for the entire time that they are on shul premises. Please only sign up to bring a child according to your child’s ability to remain by your side and maintain social distancing from others for the duration of services.
-Children old enough to be sitting in their own chair should be added on their own line on the minyan sign-up sheet (separate from their parent/guardian).
-We ask that you wait until after 10:00 PM Thursday evening before signing up a child for Shabbat tefilot. 
-Infants who will be carried in baby-carriers for the duration of their time at minyan can be brought without being signed up. 
-Children within 1 year of becoming bar/bat mitzvah can sign up for minyanim just like adults.

MASK POLICIES
A mask must be worn at all times when you are attending minyan at ASBI, both indoors and outdoors. Please click here to view our Mask Dos & Don'ts Infographic.

YOUR MASK SHOULD:
-Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric (for reusable cloth masks)
-Completely cover your nose and mouth
-Be secured under your chin
-Fit snugly against the sides of your face without gaps

THE FOLLOWING MASKS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE:
-Masks with exhalation valves or vents, which allow virus particles to escape
-Face shields alone without a mask
-Masks that are left untied under your chin, or masks that do not fit securely underneath your chin
-Scarves, bandanas, gaiters, or other face coverings that have gaps that let air in or out



SIGN UP FOR MINYAN

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP. Please use the tabs at the bottom of the Google Doc to select the date. Need help signing up? Email shul@asbi.org. We encourage you to join our Minyan WhatsApp Group to stay apprised of any last-minute changes.

A NOTICE ABOUT WINTER WEATHER: Based on the preferences of members of our community and medical advice, ASBI tefilot will remain outdoors on Shabbat while temperature forecasts are above 40 degrees. As temperatures drop, Shabbat tefilot will move indoors. Strict masking protocols and distancing are required for all ASBI tefilot, both indoors and outdoors.



JOIN MINYAN OVER ZOOM

If you aren't able to join us in person for minyan, Sunday through Friday, you can still join us remotely via Zoom. Please note that services will only take place when we have a minyan. If you would like to participate in a service via Zoom, please text (917-621-5678) or email (RabbiW@asbi.org) Rabbi Wolkenfeld in advance to confirm that minyan will meet and that Zoom streaming will be set up.

Click here to join or call 312-626-6799 (Meeting ID: 581 059 9624, Password: 540).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed, January 20 2021 7 Shevat 5781