Covid-19 Updates & Information

We have created this page to provide ongoing information regarding our closure and activities during this Covid-19 pandemic. We hope you will use this page to stay abreast of the situation and find useful resources to maintain a “virtual community,” as well as ways to engage your family. We are dedicated to bringing Temple Emanuel to you!  One way we will be doing this is by Zoom, a video conferencing system. New to Zoom? You can download the application here or you can download it the first time you join a Zoom event.

Check back frequently to see what has been added.

Our latest communication to the congregation, May 14, 2020.

 

Temple Emanuel Closure Updates
(As of 5/14/2020)

*Please note that all links to our Events and Programs will only be made available through our weekly E-news. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email Maureen Chapman, our Executive Director. 

WORSHIP:
  • Friday Sabbath Evening services will be made available through our live streaming service. We invite you to join our virtual community by computer, phone, or tablet. Thank you to Rabbi Goldstein, Cantor Irelander and soloist Gitit Shoval for continuing to provide prayer and song to our membership.
  • Our Saturday morning Minyan will be available through Zoom. If you haven’t joined us for Minyan before, this is a good opportunity to experience this more traditional format from the comfort of your home.
PASTORAL CARE:
While our facility will remain closed, our chesed – our hearts -remain open to you. Our clergy are available for support. If you have a pastoral need/emergency or death in the family, please call Rabbi Robert Goldstein at 978-470-2892 or Maureen Chapman, Executive Director, at 603-702-0300.
SCHEDULED LIFE CYCLE EVENTS:
Because our building will remain closed until the end of July,  life cycle events (such as B’nai Mitzvah, baby namings or funerals) will not be held at the Temple.  Families have been contacted by Barbara Holstein, rabbi’s assistant, and their lifecycle events have been rescheduled. While we typically do not schedule B’nai mitzvah during the summer months, we have created an opportunity for those impacted families to utilize these dates. We will also offer to conduct life cycle events via Zoom if the family chooses to do so. Contact Rabbi Goldstein or Barbara Holstein if you have any questions.
PROGRAMMING & EVENTS:
All of our programming and services will continue virtually through August 31, and some events have been postponed.  Be sure to check the weekly E-news as well as our website for updates about upcoming events.  Please note: to maintain security, all links to our offerings will be sent via email and we will continue

LAY LEADERSHIP GOVERNANCE:
Annual Meeting, Executive Committee, Board of Governors and related Sub-Committee meetings will occur via phone or video conferencing through August 301st.

MAIN OFFICE AND SCHOOL OFFICES:
Administrative offices will remain operational. Some staff members will be working at the Temple on a limited basis while others will work remotely. We will check email, voicemail, and post office mail regularly.

 

Creating our “Virtual Community”

*Please note that all links to our Events and Programs will only be made available through our weekly E-news. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email Maureen Chapman, our Executive Director. 

Friday Services will be live streamed on Andover TV – on Verizon Channel 47 and Comcast Channel 8.
They will also be televised (taped) on North Andover TV  – 22 on Comcast and 24 on Verizon.
Tuesday at 7am

Thursday at 5pm
Friday at 10am
Sunday at 12:30pm

Coffee & Conversation with Rabbi Goldstein will be on July 16 and July 30 at 10:30am. 

Join Cantor Irelandar for Song Sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:00pm. 

Listen to a special Story-Time with Rabbi Goldstein for Preschoolers.

Listen Rabbi Goldstein read a story for our PreK-3 Graders.

Resources for Our Community

Families with Children

  • PJ Library put together a great list of things you can do with your kids! From listening to stories to practicing Hebrew words and phrases. They even have some guidance on how to talk to your kids about scary situations.
  • “Torah Study: Tips for Leading Weekly Family Discussions”: Help your members facilitate conversations about Torah with their loved ones.

Creating Shabbat Experiences

Passing Time 

Helpful Hints

  • Worried about finding the balance when working from home with kids? Jewishboston.com has an article to help you out.

Covid-19 Prevention