Services Resuming at Beit Or v'Shalom 13 June 2020
To our valued members, associates and friends,
It is with great excitement that I would like to inform you all that our Board of Management has agreed to resume our Shabbat morning services for up to 20 people, commencing Shabbat morning 13 June 2020.
To facilitate this, we will be establishing a register of those people who are interested in attending services and we will be inviting 20 people to attend our service each week. Please understand that there will be some criteria applied in making these decisions including giving preference to:
- Establishing a minyan (10 Jewish people over the age of 13)
- Shul members and Associates
- Those observing a Yahrzeit or a celebration
- Students (B’nei Mitzvah and Conversion)
Rules we will be implementing for those attending include:
1. No one is allowed to attend if they show any cold/flu or other respiratory symptoms. Please stay at home and seek medical assistance.
2. Everyone must use hand sanitiser upon entering.
3. Social distancing must be observed at all times, ie. keep a distance of at least 1.5m between you and anyone else.
4. We will ensure the chairs are appropriately spaced.
The QLD government will not be reviewing the restrictions again until the end of June, in preparation for stage 3 easing of restrictions on 10 July. So this is how we will be operating until at least 10 July 2020.
If you are aged over 70 or have a pre-existing condition, you must very carefully consider whether it is appropriate for you to attend a service. The Board of Management accepts no responsibility for your personal health in this regard. You should not feel in any way that you are being encouraged or pressured to attend a service at this time, but rather you are being invited.
If you would like to be included on the register for attending services, please email us thru our contact page, with your Name, Address and Phone Number (which is a requirement for contact tracing if required). You may be invited to attend a Shabbat morning service on a rotational basis, as described above.
Wishing you all continued good health and happiness.
Alvin Maradeen President
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Shalom and Welcome to Beit Or v'Shalom Incorporated
Beit Or v'Shalom Inc is located in the state capital of Queensland, Brisbane. We are a progressive synagogue, with total equality for men and women, believing that Jewish law does not remain static and that it does not always carry the same value for Jews in different ages. Beit Or v'Shalom is involved in the broader Brisbane Jewish community with members active in many communal organisations. We welcome new members and visitors, with services held every Saturday. We celebrate all major Jewish festivals and encourage families and visitors to attend.
The Congregation is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of honorary office bearers, comprising a President, a Vice-President, a Treasurer and a Secretary and the Immediate Past President and a number of ordinary members including a representative of the Guild of the Congregation. The members of this Board of Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting.
Beit Or v'Shalom Inc is an affiliate of the Union for Progressive Judaism.
For more information, please browse our website and feel free to get in touch.