As our community continues to learn more about the COVID-19 pandemic and adapt accordingly, Sinai Temple remains your spiritual home for community, worship and Jewish learning. Despite the physical distance this virus has placed between us, our clergy and staff are dedicated to ensuring you remain connected, spiritually fulfilled and taken care of.
Sinai Temple has worked extremely hard (very quickly) to transition all services, classes and programs online via Sinai Streamed. Our daily minyan schedule can be found HERE. Until further notice, all content will remain virtual. More information about virtual programming can be found on our homepage and online calendar. In order to receive the latest content (live and pre-recorded), don’t forget to “subscribe” to Sinai Temple’s YouTube channel and “like” Sinai Temple’s Facebook page. On our YouTube channel, please be sure to also “tap” the bell icon in the upper right corner to receive notifications whenever we go live. This way you and your family will not miss a thing!
While our clergy and staff are working remotely, they remain fully accessible via phone and email. In partnership with Sinai Akiba Academy and our lay leaders, we have already embarked upon several Hesed initiatives to ensure our community remains supported in all ways. We will continue to keep you posted on this work and how you might be able to help.
Please remember that you remain part of a warm, caring community concerned for your spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. Should you or a family member experience any illness, injury, loss, or simply wish to talk to someone, please reach out to us immediately. Your Sinai family is here for you.
What You Can Do to Protect Yourself & Your Family
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If no tissue is available, use the crook of your elbow. Never sneeze or cough directly into your hand.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces, especially your phones!!!
- Eat well, drink lots of water and get plenty of rest to help strengthen your immune system.
- Have a family emergency preparedness plan that includes care coverage and back-up support, if possible.
- Practice social consciousness by distancing yourself from others, especially if you have underlying conditions that put you at a high risk of getting sick.
For additional information and the latest community health updates, please visit:
- Centers for Disease Control – cdc.gov
- World Health Organization – who.int
- United States Health & Human Services – hhs.gov
- City of Los Angeles – corona-virus.la
Below is a list of synagogue-wide communications regarding COVID-19:
- February 28- Community Health Safety Measures
- March 6- Community Health Update
- March 8- Community Health Update
- March 9- Important: Event Cancellations This Week
- March 11- Shabbat Service Streaming & Event Changes
- March 13- IMPORTANT: Shabbat Services Online Only
- March 13- COVID-19 Update
- March 13- Daily Minyan Online Only
- March 15- Practicing Kindness & Compassion
- March 16- Introducing: Sinai Streamed
- March 16- We Are Stronger Together
- March 17- Community Wide Hesed Initiative
- March 19- COVID-19 Community Update
- March 27- A Message from Sinai Temple President
- March 31- Podcast Prepping for Pesach in a “New Normal” by Rabbi Sherman
- April 6- How Members are Dealing with a “New Normal”
- April 17- Sinai Temple Update from Jamie Berman, Temple President