Dear ≪First Name or Friend≫,

It’s been a long and painful experience to have been forced to close our home and center of community life, our beautiful Chabad of Plantation Shul. But most painful has been the inability to see you personally, face to face.  (Zoom is great, but it’s just not the same.) We want to thank you for your patience, understanding and ongoing support throughout this difficult period of time. 

We are happy and excited to announce that with G‑d’s help we will begin the process of reopening our Shul this Monday, May 18th.

Your health and safety is our number one priority, therefore, please help us succeed in our efforts to keep the Shul open by following the guidelines set forth by our medical experts.

We will be adhering to the following rules for the next 14 days, at which time we will reevaluate and adjust accordingly. These rules are subject to change at any time, based on the recommendation of our medical and rabbinical advisors. If there is even ONE case of Coronavirus during that time, we will be forced to close our doors once again.

Understand that while we are reopening the shul, this does NOT compel you to attend. Your health is the TOP priority. If you are the least bit uncomfortable being in an enclosed environment with others, you are NOT HALACHICALLY required to attend. Please stay home until you feel comfortable.

With this in mind, please go over the following rules carefully:

- At this point, weekday minyanim will take place in the Parking Lot. Parking will be in every other spot to ensure social distancing. Your parking spot is your place to daven.
- As space is limited, you MUST register for davening times and fill out a short form.
Click here to register.

Shacharit will take place at 8:00 AM; Mincha followed by Maariv will be at 7:40 PM.
- Upon the conclusion of davening, everyone must leave the premises.
- Avoid touching anything unnecessarily.
- No children under 13 – no exceptions.
- Only members of the community can attend. No Visitors.
- ADULTS over 60: IF you are considered to be medically healthy with no underlying issues, you must consult with your physician and Rabbi before attending services.
- DO NOT ATTEND if you feel remotely unwell (excessive coughing or sniffling) or if you have been exposed to someone who is a possible Covid carrier. Likewise, if you know that you have any underlying health issues that put you at greater risk (obesity, heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, immunocompromised, respiratory issues and so on), we ask you to please stay home.

We want to stress that while we feel very badly about these restrictions, it nonetheless must still be enforced with your safety as our main concern. Please understand that we would not be able to open at all without enforcing this policy. With Hashem’s help, we hope to change this at the earliest possibility.

ABSOLUTELY NOBODY WILL BE ADMITTED OR REMAIN ON THE PREMISES WITHOUT A MASK – If needed please contact one of the Rabbis.

Everyone MUST bring their own siddurim – If needed, please contact one of the Rabbis.

There will be no kissing of the Torah/mezuzot for the foreseeable future.

Torah reading and Aliyot will take place with the required social distancing.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we reopen under the following VERY STRICT guidelines, with no exceptions. We ask you to remember that we are being advised by both Torah and medical authorities on this issue of pkuach nefesh -preservation of human life.

We understand everyone has different opinions and levels of adherence in their homes, however, we ask you to respect the standards that we are setting forth with regards to your safety and the safety of our community.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these mandatory guidelines, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We will be sending out a separate notice regarding Shabbat and Shavuot holiday procedures.

We are taught by our sages that when the Jews received the Torah on Mt. Sinai, they were all healed from all of their illnesses. As we approach the holiday of Shavuot and the receiving of the Torah anew, we wish upon you, your families, the entire Jewish people and the whole world, that we be healed from this devastating pandemic which has impacted us all.

 We look forward to seeing our entire community together in the very near future.

With Blessings,

Rabbi Mendy Posner
Rabbi Pinchas Taylor
Rabbi Yosef Junik
Rabbi Levi Posner