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YIFH Shul Attendance Guidelines

Updated: June 23, 2020

We are so thankful to be in Phase 2 of the reopening of our shul. IYH we will continue on this path and have things return to normal in the near future. While registering for a minyan will no longer be necessary at this time, please review the updated shul guidelines below which apply to everyone who attends any minyan within the shul premises.

We understand the procedures we must follow at this time are restrictive, uncomfortable and even unusual, however the safety and well being of our community and shul staff is our highest priority and foremost concern. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

No one should feel any pressure whatsoever to come to shul. If someone is feeling uncomfortable, it is perfectly and totally permissible to continue to daven at home.

If you have questions, please contact the office at  office@yifh.org or 718-268-7100.

  • You may arrive up to 15 minutes before the minyan start time.

  • Only use the entrance on Yellowstone Blvd to enter and exit the shul building. DO NOT PROP THE DOOR OPEN.

  • You will need to use the code for the mechanical lock. If you do not know the code, contact the office.

  • Participants MUST wear masks over their mouths and noses while in the building and throughout all of davening. Masks will not be provided. Those who arrive without masks will be asked to leave.

  • Before entering the Main Sanctuary, Ballroom or GBM, please sanitize your hands using the new hand sanitizers placed right outside each of the rooms.

  • Only sit in the specific seats that have been marked off for seating.

  • Children under age 12 will not be allowed at this time

  • Adults over 65, and/or with significant medical issues, are still encouraged not to attend at this time

  • Do not attend if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, fever, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell.

  • Do not attend if you have had recent contact with someone who has COVID-19 or such a person in your household

  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own siddurim, chumashim, talleisim and tefillin.

  • Restrooms may be used if necessary.

  • Use hand sanitizer if any shared objects were touched inadvertently.

  • Absolutely no congregating before or after minyan.

  • Absolutely no kiddushim, food or drinks are allowed at this time.

Updated Davening structure

  • We will start at Rabbi Yishmael

  • For Krias Hatorah, only the Baal Koreh should be getting Aliyos

  • The Baal Koreh will also be doing Pesicha, Hagbah and Gelilah

  • No one should kiss the Torah

Sun, July 12 2020 20 Tammuz 5780