Government advice based on expert science data states that social interaction should be curtailed in order to offer the best circumstances for reducing contagion of the Coronavirus.
The action for our congregation must be to respond to this directive immediately if protection against infection of this life threatening disease is to be the priority.
The great majority of our members fall within the category of ‘elderly’ which is classified as ‘over the age of 70’. Additionally a number within that age group are perceived to have underlying health issues and therefore at high risk to succumb to the worst outcome of the Coronavirus.
For this reason and our focused concern for the wellbeing of our congregants your Board of Management with the approval of Rabbi Samuel has taken the drastic and extremely difficult decision to suspend services without delay. This unprecedented measure is entirely for your protection and has been taken reluctantly and with a heavy heart.
It is our intention to set up an internet and telephone based Communications Programme that will ensure the shul remains in contact with everyone of our members who might benefit from this personal attention. In particular Rabbi Samuel throughout this period will be available to speak to and or under safe circumstances meet with should you so require.