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A Letter from the Mental Health Committee (June 12, 2020)

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” — Victor Frankl Choosing my response this week…again: When we take a step back and look at this year 2020, perhaps we will see, so far, that it is […]

Guidance for Safer Minyanim During COVID-19 (June 12, 2020)

June 12, 2020 At this time, the Ontario government has eased some of the restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, which potentially allows for minyanim to occur. This does not indicate  that minyanim are safe. This is a particular concern in the religious Jewish community, which is characterized by a high […]

COVID-19 Exposure Risk

COVID19 Exposure Risk: Exposure risk to coronavirus is not an all or nothing proposition. Risk is relative. Some types of interactions carry some risk, others carry much higher risk. Some considerations are as follows. DOWNLOAD LETTER SIZE INFOGRAPHIC DOWNLOAD TABLOID SIZE INFOGRAPHIC   Brief vs Prolonged – Spending 10 minutes speaking with someone is very […]

Safety Guidelines for In-person Dating During COVID-19 (May 15, 2020)

Safety Guidelines for In-person Dating During COVID-19 (May 15, 2020) For individuals who prefer not to date via telephone or Zoom, the recommendations offered here are for in-person dating and have been compiled by concerned community individuals to optimize the safety of shidduch dating during COVID-19. This protocol was developed based on current medical guidelines […]

Covid-19 Store Safety Guidelines for Customers: Post-Pesach Urgent Update

As concerned members of the community, we are aware of the potential for a surge of grocery shopping activity with the conclusion of the Pesach holiday and in preparation for the following Shabbos and weeks ahead. In order to help protect your health and prevent the further spread of COVID-19 within our community, we would […]

Instructions for Shopping, Deliveries and Necessary Outings (April 7, 2020)

Key points to keep in mind: COVID is spread through small droplets expelled from the nose or mouth of an infected person that land on objects and surfaces. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces and then touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe […]

Information on traveling

It has come to our attention that despite clear guidance to the contrary and a border closed to all unessential traffic, there are individuals coming to Toronto for Pesach, as well as people planning to join other families for Seder within our city. In response, we wanted to communicate the following message summarizing the current […]

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