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During these challenging times we can embrace hope. There are many things in our lives which are not canceled.

In the interest of caution and safety, most programs and services will be shifted to virtual meetings (Zoom or Facebook Live) until further notice.

The CTI Office is closed to in-person activity.

You may call to speak with Office staff:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: CTI'S VIRTUAL SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

Shalom friends...

We want to update you on how our congregation is adjusting and adapting to the quickly changing circumstances revolving around the coronavirus.

A task force of clergy and executive members has been convening daily via Zoom conferencing to help ensure the health and safety of both congregants and staff.

In short, Congregation Tifereth Israel has become a virtual synagogue. The Talmud is very clear that Pikuach Nefesh — protection of human health — must take precedence over all other considerations.

It is our intention to place no one at risk, particularly since there is much about this virus and its threat that we do not fully understand.

Therefore:

1) CTI will be closed, effective immediately. Calls to the synagogue will be routed to front office staff working from home or in secluded areas. The Rabbi and Cantor will remain on site, or nearby.

2) Our Limud Hebrew school will become “virtual,” with teachers conducting classes via Zoom conferencing. Educational Director Lisa Aamodt will contact Limud parents regarding times and details of our “virtual school,” and our Zoom based teen, parent and family programs.

3) Religious services will be offered on Zoom and/or Facebook. We will be streaming these services across our network. We will send you the links to participate by computer or hand held device. Thursday morning services will run from 7:15 am to 8:00 am. Congregants’ participation will be restricted to home or work in order to prevent contact or exposure.

4) Friday night services will also be streamed on Zoom and/or Facebook. We will join together, electronically — at 6:45 pm to light Shabbat candles, and those wishing to participate in the services — beginning at 7:00 pm — will remain online.

5) Saturday morning services are canceled.

We feel it is important to err on the side of health and safety; many of our congregants and friends are in the high-risk category.

Our tradition reminds us that it is “better to miss one Shabbat so that there will be many more Shabbatot in the future.”

Let us all stay safe and healthy.

Carl Kornfeld, President

Rabbi Irwin Huberman

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CTI’S TEEN GROUP (KIKI’S KIDS) VISITED THE MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE

HERE ARE SOME OF THEIR IMPRESSIONS:

  • This Museum Not Only Made Me More Aware Of My Jewish Heritage, But Also Of The Horror That Was The Holocaust. It Was Really Inspiring To See How People Found Ways To Keep Judaism Alive. - Zosia

CTI SOUPER HEROES --WITH RABBI HUBERMAN -- help prepare lentil soup for distribution to Glen Cove Men's Shelter and CTI congregants unable to leave their homes.

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LEARNING & GROWING

 

TEACHING CHILDREN HOW TO THINK   “JEWISHLY”

Madden on Limud remote learning

Madden joins his Limud classmates through online remote learning.

Limud is open, VIRTUALLY! Contact:

 MorahLisaA@gmail.com

CTI’S TOT SHABBAT PROGRAM NURTURES A SENSE OF BEING JEWISH with Torah Stories, Dinner, Arts & Crafts, Fun, Songs, Games and Laughter. Programs held monthly on a Friday evening. For Information Contact Lisa Aamodt, Education Director, morahlisaa@gmail.com, 516-676-5080.

LIMUD is not your grandparent's Hebrew school--children are actually excited to attend. Teaching focuses, above all, on "values" and "experiential learning."

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Mon, April 6 2020 12 Nisan 5780