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Welcome to the Young Israel of Stamford

Welcome to the Young Israel of Stamford

Welcome to the Young Israel of Stamford. Our mission is to serve Stamford as a vibrant, family-oriented, Orthodox synagogue whose devoted members form a warm, caring and inviting community, guided by Torah and mitzvot. Learn more.

YIS Return to Shul Update

Fully vaccinated individuals can now attend outdoor and indoor services without a mask. Please note the following:

  • This new guidance applies only to those who are fully vaccinated. We are relying on the honor system and expect all of our members and guests to treat this with the utmost seriousness and respect.
  • Of course, those who wish should feel completely comfortable continuing to wear a mask for as long as you want. There is plenty of room outdoors if you’d like some extra space away from others. And our three air purifiers will remain in operation in the sanctuary.
  • We will continue to hold minyanim both inside and outside in the coming weeks if there is demand, but it is our goal to return to davening together inside as a single community as soon as it is feasible to do so.
  • Children are welcome at either the inside or outside minyanim as long as they can sit quietly with their parent and wear their masks. Parents with unvaccinated children at the inside minyan should use their discretion in deciding whether to also wear a mask to model that behavior for their children.
  • We are continuing to ask that people sign up for davening for the time being so that we have a sense of numbers, but everyone should feel free to attend minyan even if they have forgotten to sign up. We will no longer send out confirmation lists before Shabbat or Yom Tov.

If you have any questions about the new protocols, please reply to this email and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can.

As always, the primary concern of the committee and YIS’s leadership is the health and the wellbeing of our membership and wider community members. We continue to approach each decision from both a scientific and emotionally sensitive perspective.

Guidelines aside, if you exhibit signs of illness, please do not come to Shul, and please be honest about your vaccination status. While we are pleased with the continued vaccination rates among our members and guests, we want to keep everyone safe and continue on the path to a return to normal.

 

Warmly,

The Return to Shul Committee

Rabbi Eli Kohl

The YIS Board of Director

Feel free to reach out to Rabbi Kohl, Greg, the Gabbaim (Allon Ivri, Doni Perl or R' Naftali Wolfe) or any of us on the Return To Shul committee (Shara Israel, Tzivia Moreen, Allon Ivri, Ilan Fogel, Leon Hanna, Eli Freedberg) if you have any concerns or questions. 

Mon, August 2 2021 24 Av 5781