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Beth Tikvah is Back!

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We are pleased to announce that Beth Tikvah is expanding our re-opening for in-person services as COVID-19 transmission risk decreases across Ontario.

We welcome you to join us for the following dates:

• Musical kabbalat shabbat beginning June 18 @ 6 PM
• Shabbat morning has already begun, weekly @ 9 AM
• Shabbat minha/ma'ariv/havdallah beginning June 19 @ 8:40 PM
• Weekday shaharit beginning Sunday June 20 @ 9 AM, and as well from Monday-Friday @ 7:15 AM
• Daily weekday minha/ma'ariv beginning Sunday June 20 @ 7:30 PM

In order to facilitate a safe and welcoming environment for gathering, we will be installing a tent on our property next week, which will house all in-person services for at least a month. We strongly encourage everyone's help and attendance to ensure that we can assemble minyanim and re-establish the bonds of the community after so many months of isolation. Children and adults are welcome at outdoor services, members and non-members alike.

Here is what is staying the same:

1. Shabbat Morning Livestream and Daily Zoom Services: Shabbat morning services will continue to be live-streamed online. As well, our daily Zoom services will continue with links for both being advertised in our daily e-mail.

2. Registration: Advance registration for Shabbat services allows us to monitor capacity limits, which will remain in place. Registration instructions will be found in our daily e-mails.

3. Social distancing and mask-wearing: Even outdoors, this helps control transmission.

4. Mandatory self-screening: If you have symptoms, please stay at home!

Even though services will be outdoors, the front doors will be open for restroom use, to cool off on a hot day, or in case of severe weather. We know that food is a big part of synagogue life, and hope to offer creative kiddush and refreshment options as soon we are permitted to.

For those wondering about the High Holidays, we will be finalizing those plans in the coming weeks, including the question of capacity limits. Please stay tuned for those announcements. If you have not done so already, we hope you will renew your Beth Tikvah membership as soon as possible. Your support has sustained us through this pandemic, and will also ensure the success of our reopening.

We are grateful for your loyalty and encouragement, and can't wait to see you soon!

Tue, 22 June 2021 12 Tammuz 5781