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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

We need your help to make a minyan! Please make every effort to commit to at least one morning or evening minyan.

We are pleased to announce that we have purchased three HEPA filters for the sanctuary which will help clean the air of impurities, and as a result, we will commence limited minyanim inside in the event of inclement weather under the guidelines set forth below. We still are analyzing the responses to the survey that we sent out a couple of weeks ago, but there appears to be broad interest in minyanim on the Yamim Nora'im outside in the parking lot, and there appears to be sufficient interest to conduct early and regular minyanim on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We are looking into how we can provide protection from the elements in the parking lot and for ensuring that there will be room for congregants to attend Kol Nidre and Neilah services when minyanim cannot be stacked sequentially. 

Of course, all of those issues are fluid, and we are working to address them. In the meantime, we are glad to be able to offer davening inside so that we can put an end to the periodic rainouts that have plagued minyanim these past several weeks.  

  1. At this time, davening will take place inside the shul ONLY in the case of inclement weather after consulting with Rabbi Kohl and the gabbaim. 
  2. There will be chairs set up at 8 ft distances inside the shul and are not to be moved.
  3. Masks covering nose and mouth must be worn at all times by everyone inside the building. 
  4. One bathroom will be designated for use for emergency purposes only. Others will be taped "off limits". There will be wipes available in the bathroom, and it is expected that anyone who uses it will make it clean and ready for the next user. The shul will not be responsible for this sanitizing. The bathroom will be professionally cleaned weekly. 
  5. There will be Purell dispensers available inside shul, as well as masks and wipes. 
  6. Sidduring and chumashim of the shul will not be used and will be also taped "off limits".
  7. Tfillot will be more abbreviated, with less projected singing when indoors, as the risk of COVID transmission is considerably higher indoors. 
  8. As for all tfillot, please do not come to shul if you or anyone in your household or workplace has any symptoms possibly associated with COVID 19, or if you have travelled to a high-risk area, and please continue to inform Rabbi Kohl if you have been to minyan -- indoors or outside -- and test positive for COVID 19. 



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. 

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