Dear Community Members,

הודו לה’ כי טוב כי לעולם חסדו

We are thankful to Hashem that we have reached the point where the medical community and Governor Cuomo have allowed us to begin our communal prayers once again. We are very eager to return to davening once again as a tzibbur. Although the Governor has allowed religious services with up to 10 people to begin on Thursday May 21st, it is the opinion of our senior poskim and medical advisors that we not begin with minyanim immediately.

We are all yearning to resume davening with a minyan and we are actively working with each other, our Poskim, our medical advisors, and government officials to develop a timeline and protocols for having Minyanim. To ensure the safety of our community, we must proceed with caution. We are very grateful that members of our shuls have continued to follow the advice of our Poskim, medical advisors and government officials. Please continue to show the patience and respect that has enabled us to get to this point and continue to maintain proper social distancing. We anticipate being able to start Minyanim in the very near future, and we look forward to sending out that information when appropriate.

May we continue to be the beneficiaries of Hashem’s mercy, and may our tefilos and efforts help us resume our communal lives soon.

Rabbi Shalom Axelrod, Young Israel of Woodmere
Rabbi Mordechai Benhaim, Sha’are Shamayim
Rabbi Hershel Billet, Young Israel of Woodmere
Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Congregation Ohr Torah
​​​​​​​Rabbi Ira Ebbin, Congregation Ohav Sholom
Rabbi Aaron Feigenbaum, Irving Place Minyan
Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt, Young Israel of Woodmere
Rabbi Kenneth Hain, Congregation Beth Sholom
Rabbi Simcha Hopkowitz, Young Israel of Hewlett
Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz, Bais Knesseth North Woodmere
Rabbi Simcha Lefkowitz, Congregation Anshei Chesed
Rabbi Yoni Levin, Aish Kodesh
Rabbi Avi Miller, Congregation Beth Sholom
Rabbi Uri Orlian, Congregation Shaarey Tefilah
Rabbi Jonathan Muskat, Young Israel of Oceanside
Rabbi Ephraim Polakoff, Bais Tefilah of Woodmere
Rabbi Mordechai Prus, Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach
Rabbi Isaac Rice, Congregation Anshei Chesed
Rabbi Shay Schachter, Young Israel of Woodmere
Rabbi Steven Siegel, Congregation Bachurei Chemed
Rabbi Yehuda Septimus, Young Israel of North Woodmere
Rabbi Asher Stern, Congregation Bais Avrohom Zev
Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst
Rabbi Ya’akov Trump, Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst
Rabbi Akiva Willig, Beis Medrash of Woodmere
Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, Aish Kodesh
Rabbi Dov Winston, Young Israel of Merrick
Rabbi Eliyahu Wolf, Young Israel of Woodmere