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Shabbat Morning Services & Kids' Groups

Ohr Kodesh is offering in-person and Livestreaming options for Shabbat morning services. Join us in whatever manner is best suited to your needs. 

Please note, we expect that if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID, you will stay home and follow all guidance offered by your doctor and/or the CDC.

Services in the Main Sanctuary 9 AM

Join Rabbi Helfand and Cantor Labovitz in the Main Sanctuary. These are the guidelines:

  • OKC requires all eligible individuals who enter Ohr Kodesh Congregation to be fully vaccinated (and boosted) for COVID-19, unless they have a documented medical exemption. More information about how to show Proof of Vaccination or Exemption (HERE) and OKC Vaccine Requirement Policy (HERE)
  • Children under 5 years of age, who are ineligible to be vaccinated at this time, are welcome in all parts of Ohr Kodesh. 
  • The wearing of face masks is optional at all Ohr Kodesh services. Recommended Masking: The OKC Health Committee recommends continued masking for select populations (also identified by the CDC):      
  • 2 or older who are unvaccinated or not up to date with Covid vaccinations those who are immunocompromised
  • if you are 65 older if you have severe health conditions 
  • if you have more than one health condition  
  • Pregnant and recently pregnant individuals  
  • To give congregants choices, there will remain a mask-required section in the Sanctuary with 3 feet of distance in the rows in the area toward the windows. 
  • Torah gabbaim (assistants), Torah readers, and those receiving aliyot (called up to the Torah) at the shulchan (the Torah reading table) will be required to wear masks, during the Torah reading until April 2, 2022.
  • We will conduct services as normal, including spacing on the bimah (podium) except for modified Torah Hakafot (taking the Torah around the Sanctuary). The procession around the congregation will not include touching or kissing the Torah
  • Lollipop distribution will occur in the chapel area at the back of the Main Sanctuary. We ask children to remain in that area 9or go outside) when eating the lollipops.

Outdoor Service 9:45 AM

Lay-led services on the outdoor patio. 

  • All Covid-related requirements and considerations for the Main Sanctuary service (listed above), with the exception of a special seating section, apply to the Outdoor Service.

Questions or willing to lead a portion of the service? Contact Rachel Bergstein.

Shabbat Groups for Kids

Here are the guidelines:

  • Kids from either the Indoor or Outdoor Service can attend together.
  • There will be no maximum on size of groups.
  • Advanced sign up is mandatory for attendance.  
Wed, May 25 2022 24 Iyyar 5782