Rosh Hashanah Services
We hope you are all keeping safe and well.
We are delighted to have been able to re-open our shul for some services a few weeks ago, with our comprehensive keeping each other safe plan and processes being adhered to, for which we thank everyone.
As a Kehilla, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most important days of the year. This year particularly we pray for those who need blessings for recovery and good health and remember those who are no longer with us. More than ever, we ask Hashem to inscribe all of us in the book of prosperity, peace, good health and life and put an end to this virus.
People come to Synagogue during the High Holy days for different experiences and reasons; our membership represents a broad age group, health groups and differing levels of religious observance.
This year, as everyone will appreciate, the situation is uncertain as to the services and numbers we will be allowed; we will be following Government guidance and will institute our own strategies to ensure that all members can attend shul in a safe environment.
Despite the uncertainty we nevertheless have to plan for services and assess the logistical and capacity requirements we can accommodate with the space we have available. We are committed to providing services to as many people as possible. The services themselves will be very different; services will be no longer than 2 hours maximum, we will ensure that members will have an uplifting and inspirational service and will hear the shofar even if you are attending the service.
In order to be able to deliver services and get it right, we require each and every one of you to assist us in the planning.
It is vital when booking a service you are 100% certain that you will be attending based on the current situation we are in today, we cannot afford for people to book just in case things get better.
Everyone is required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth before entering the shul gates.
There is no walking around in shul once you have your seat
All windows and doors will be open (please dress accordingly if its cold)
Everyone will need to be their prior to the service starting
The Rabbi has the following message for the Kehilla:-
Please do not come to shul if you are going to feel uncomfortable, unsafe or apprehensive. You can always daven at home and guaranteed Hashem will hear all of your Tefillos (prayers.). We will make every effort for you to hear the shofar in your neighbourhood”
Below is a booking link initially for Rosh Hashanah first and second day morning Services.
PLEASE ONLY BOOK ONE DAY (EITHER FIRST OR SECOND DAY)
There is a ladies and gentleman booking section
PLEASE NOTE THE TIMES OF SERVICES HAVE NOT BEEN FINALISED AND MAY CHANGE DEPENDING ON DEMAND
In view of the above details to enable us to assess demand and logistical arrangements please book at the latest by WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST 2020.
IF YOU HAVE NOT BOOKED BY THEN WE WILL ASSUME YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY