COVID-19 Response And Information
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As we navigate growing concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we want to ensure you that we are vigilant about this very serious situation and to encourage you to minimize the risk of exposure to yourselves, your family, and at Temple Beth Sholom. As precaution, TBS campus will be temporarily closed until at least April 20th.
We suggest that each of you become and remain accurately informed about this situation by going to the CDC and Southern Nevada Health District websites to learn what our federal and local government officials are encouraging you to do to increase your chance of remaining healthy and to help us maintain a healthy and mindful community at Temple Beth Sholom.
These precautions include:
Frequent hand-washing using soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
Sneezing and coughing directly into a tissue to be discarded or your elbow, and not your hands, to contain the spread of infection.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
Minimizing handshakes, hugs, and kisses.
Maintain good health practices including by getting adequate sleep and proper nutrition.
All non-essential programming is suspended for the time being.
We have managed to shift many of our programs, activities and of course religious services to an "online format." We understand that there is no replacing being together in the same space, for now we need to come together through the magic of technology hoping that soon we will be able to come together as a traditional community.
Meanwhile, here is a list of all the things you can enjoy. You don't have to stop seeing your friends or interacting with all of us. These are just a few of the programs that are coming your way. We will continue to update this list as add more online programs.
You can join our ZOOM Minyan at 7:30 AM Monday - Friday and 9:00 AM on Sundays by clicking on this link:
DAILY FOR CHILDREN
Virtual Puppet Playdates with Rabbi Hodson
Who needs Sesame Street when you've got Temple Beth Sholom? Personalized virtual puppet play dates with "Sammy the Shul Boy" (puppeteered by Rabbi Hodson) are available for children who are members of Temple Beth Sholom or enrolled in the TBS preschool. Your child will have the opportunity to talk with Sammy, sing songs, play games and more! Playdates are typically 15 minutes via Zoom and can be scheduled through the Acuity Scheduling app by clicking here.
For Kabbalat Shabbat on Fridays 7:30 PM and Shacharit
on Saturdays 9:00 AM, we will continue live streaming on our Temple's Facebook page www.facebook.com/bethsholmlv. And yes, the livestream will also remain available every day if you do not wish to join via zoom.
SHABBAT SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
Shabbat Puppet Pray-ground
Join Rabbi Hodson and Song-Leader Sonia Elkisch for a cyber shabbat puppet service! We will be streaming this service on Saturday March 21st at 11:30 am, on Facebook www.facebook.com/bethsholomlv . Puppets will sing songs and tell stories with your children as we celebrate Shabbat together in our virtual pray-ground. I pray we "see" you there!
Radical Torah with Rabbi Felipe Goodman
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Introduction to Judaism with Rabbi Felipe Goodman
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Chair Yoga with Liz Goodman
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Essential Talmud with Rabbi Felipe Goodman
Let's join together to explore the most important sections
of The Talmud that every Jew should know.
No Knowledge of Hebrew necessary...
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday March 25, 2020:
"Rock On With Your Socks On"
An evening of piano entertainment, song and music!
Musical Director D.J. Sinai
Boot Camp (Get in Shape without leaving your own living room)
with Liz Goodman
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The History of Zionism with Rabbi Felipe Goodman
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hope you join us online!
Two things to know about Facebook Access:
1. You do not need to have a Facebook account to see our page and to join the live-stream, just click the link above.
2. You may have to refresh the page a few times in your browser until the live-stream post pops up.
Schools (The Sandra & Stanley Mallin Early Childhood Center and The Lovee & Bob Arum Kindergarten, and The Judy & Ronald Mack School for Religious Studies):
We at Temple Beth Sholom have decided to temporarily close our schools until at least April 20th. We will continue to assess on a weekly basis when to resume our regular, on-campus schedule, and will be in frequent communication with you about our plans.
To be clear, there is no identified or suspected case of COVID-19 at Temple Beth Sholom at all.