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Temple Shalom COVID-19 Resource Page

We are here for you.  The health and safety of our community are of the utmost importance. 
Please utilize this page for updates and resources throughout the COVID-19 period.   


Our building is currently closed. Read our most recent letter to our community regarding our building and program plans.

Supporting One Another 

During this unsettling time, we will keep our  Temple Shalom community strong. We will respond to this adversity by taking care of one another and making sure we stay connected in every way possible. If you need support during this difficult time or would like to volunteer to help those in need in our community, please complete the forms below. 

         

Shabbat Services
Friday Evening Services and Saturday Morning Minyan and Torah Study will held virtually online via live stream and Zoom. 

Education Programs
Temple Shalom Nursery School will be closed until further notice. All in-person education programs are canceled until further notice.  

 Small Group Hebrew and B’nai Mitzvah tutoring are continuing virtually. Contact your teacher with any questions.

Our Education Team is offering opportunities throughout the week for children, youth, and families to stay connected to one another, continue to explore Jewish ideas, and have fun.

Resources for Support

Mental Health Resource Guide 

CJP Warmline Information

If the new coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has impacted you or your family financially, the CJP Warmline (1-800-CJP-9500) may be able to assist you.

With one phone call or by filling out a simple online form, trained Warmline counselors can begin to help you navigate available services across our Jewish community. CJP is proud to partner with the following organizations in this critical work: Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (JBBBS), Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS), Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS), Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), and Yad Chessed.

Interested in donating your stimulus check?  Access this valuable article by Temple member Bruce Brumberg recently published in Forbes Magazine. 
Donating Your Stimulus Check - 4 Key Tax Rules to Know

Pastoral Care

Temple volunteers are beginning to reach out to our seniors and anyone else we suspect may be confined to their home. It may take a few days for us to reach everyone and we appreciate your patience with this process. 

If you are aware of someone in need of pastoral support, please email Loretta Zack, the Temple’s clergy assistant.

If this crisis means you are in need of additional financial or other tangible supports, do not hesitate to reach out to our clergy. There are organizations both Jewish and communal that are gearing up to help. 

RESOURCES
Centers for Disease Control
Newton Board of Health

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has put together some guidance on talking to your chilren about COVID-19, which can be found here. Riverside Trauma Center also has useful suggestions here.

WHEN TO STAY HOME
Please remain at home if:
- You have been in direct contact with someone who has subsequently been diagnosed or is being tested.

- You have traveled to a high risk  country (currently China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy)

-You present with COVID-19 type symptoms, such as cough, fever, or shortness of breath and have had exposure to family members or close contacts who have traveled to one of the above countries. 

VIEWING ONLINE
All services in the sanctuary will be available via live stream

 

 

Thu, September 24 2020 6 Tishrei 5781