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236 Kane Street / Brooklyn, NY 11231 / 718 875-1550

In-Person Shabbat Services

Updated June 23, 2021
We are delighted to announce that, with the recent update to COVID-19 Guidelines for New York State, along with other changes our health protocols:
In-person Saturday morning Shabbat Services are fully open for all to attend, without registration.
As in past years, summer services will be held in the Community Room, to take advantage of the air conditioning in that space.

Safety Protocols for indoor services

Some previous guidelines in the Community Room still apply in modified form, but we are working to open up as much as possible, providing in-person services and programs to as many people as we can. As well as the removal of registration, the new guidelines allow us to increase capacity and to continue to provide socially-distanced seating to those who require or prefer it.

The revised guidelines for indoor in-person services are as follows:

  • Registration, liability waivers, and pre-confirmation of the Health Screening are no longer required;
  • We will continue to start with Shacharit (Shochen Ad) at 10:00am;
    • We also invite you to arrive a little earlier, at 9:45am, for Psukei D’Zimra and/or singing;
    • There will be kiddush and schmoozing following services;
  • Members of Kane Street, their guests, and members of the wider community are all most welcome to attend;
  • All attendees will be asked their vaccination status upon entering the synagogue, and responses will be accepted on the honor system. We will not be checking vaccine cards or any other documentation;
  • Social distancing and mask-wearing are not required for those who are fully vaccinated;
  • Adults and children who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks and socially distance;
  • There will be a socially-distanced section in the Community Room for adults and children who are not fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated people are also welcome to sit in this section.

“Fully vaccinated” is defined as: Two weeks past the 2nd dose of a 2-shot vaccine or past the single dose of a 1-shot vaccine.

We are working to make the Synagogue as safe as possible, but we cannot eliminate all risk of COVID-19. If you are symptomatic of any of the health effects of COVID-19—respiratory issues, loss of taste or smell, or a fever of over 100ºF—please do not attend until you have established that you are free of any virus.

The COVID-19 Advisory Committee and Reopening Task Force will continue to meet over the summer to consider further updates to our protocols, with a particular mind towards arrangements for the High Holidays in September, and will make further recommendations as needed.

The Ritual Committee organizes lay leadership for these services, while Rabbi Sam and Cantor Sarah lead the Shabbat morning Zoom Services.

It has been wonderful to see so many of you at in-person services over the past several weeks, and we look forward to seeing even more of you in shul over the summer!

Are you available to help?
Volunteer to be an usher for a Shabbat morning service.
Sign up at kanestreet.org/ushers.

If you have any further questions, please contact: [email protected].

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